make life difficult (for one)

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make life difficult (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 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. This new schedule has been making life difficult for a lot of employees.
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make life ˈdifficult (for somebody)

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