make life a misery (for one)

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make life a misery (for one)

To cause a lot of problems, pressure, or stress (for one), perhaps by engaging in malicious or mean-spirited treatment (of one). Tom has been making life a misery ever since he found out I'd snitched on him to the boss about taking office supplies. There's a group of bullies who love making life a misery for us. This new schedule has been making life a misery for a lot of employees.
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