make somebody's life a misery
make (one's) life a misery
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 our life a misery. This new schedule has been making my life a misery.