make life difficult (for someone)

make life difficult (for someone)

To subject someone to malicious or mean-spirited treatment; to cause a lot of problems, pressure, or stress for someone. Tom has been making life difficult 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 difficult for us.
See also: difficult, life, make

make life ˈdifficult (for somebody)

cause problems for somebody: She does everything she can to make life difficult for him.
See also: difficult, life, make