make life miserable for (one)

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make life miserable for (one)

To cause one to be continually unhappy; to be a great and continuous source of stress for one. For some reason, the new manager seems to have decided to make life miserable for me. Don't worry, we'll make life miserable for them is they refuse to sign the contract.
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make life miserable for someone

to give someone misery; to be a great nuisance to someone. This nagging backache is making life miserable for me. I wish you would stop making life miserable for me.
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We kept our run-ways and drinking-places to ourselves by making life miserable for the animals that trespassed or strayed upon our immediate territory.
She could not fly in the face of the gods who permitted him, but that did not prevent her from making life miserable for him in petty ways.
He said that this clampdown has forced the Kashmiri people to confine to their homes, making life miserable for them.
The third biggest city of Sindh on the Indus' bank faces acute shortage of drinking water for past two days, making life miserable for citizens in the hot summer days and forcing them to take to the streets.
'Water weeds have taken over the entire creeks in the Benin River and its estuaries thereby making life miserable for the inhabitants.
The recent exorbitant increase in petroleum prices will further push up the general price level making life miserable for the common man.
Veteran Rafi Reavis, Ian Sangalang and rarely-used Kyle Pascual were mainly responsible for making life miserable for Fajardo, who had made 67 percent of his attempts in the first two games.
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour's Shadow Business Secretary, said big energy companies were making life miserable for households.
Bullock has proven that he can be a nightmare to opposing players, making life miserable for players in the wings.
Bullying, taunting and Making life miserable For a shy person's so easy to do.
Profiteers are banking on the opportunity making life miserable for the masses as the price control mechanism has failed to help poor weather the inflation, he added.
Gunmen and extortionists prowled the streets making life miserable for local businesses whose despairs were compounded by the daily discoveries of mutilated bodies in gunny bags in the backstreets of Lyari.
It would come as a blessing for the people in Palakkad municipal limits where nauseating smell of unprocessed waste is making life miserable for them.
It is a budget made by traders for traders and tax evaders, facilitating property tycoons, retailers and businessmen in tax evasion, imposing indirect taxes which drive inflation making life miserable for common man.
And when local supermarket stores have popped up in other parts of Huddersfield there is often insufficient parking on site with the on-road parking making life miserable for neighbouring residents.