mess with (one's) head

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mess with (one's) head

To cause or attempt to cause one to feel confused, exasperated, frustrated, or anxious. All the rules and regulations with this business are really starting to mess with my head. I don't know why you have to mess with his head like that. If you don't want to be in a relationship with him, just say so!
See also: head, mess

mess with someone's head

cause someone to feel frustrated, anxious, or upset. US informal
See also: head, mess
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MARK McNULTY claims that Dundalk were trying to mess with his head in the run-up to the FAI Cup final.
FAVOURITE FEMME FATALE Alice Morgan in Luther Ruth Wilson's oddly attractive anti-heroine resurfaced in the maverick cop's already chaotic life to both mess with his head and save his ass, pepper-spraying the faces and cracking the ribs of anyone who stood in her way.
Radio reports, Twitter, newspapers, all targeting him with a sustained information flow to mess with his head, leaving him with a warped view of the world.
But I don't want to push it any further and mess with his head or mine any more.
If that wasn't enough to mess with his head, Bob is romantically involved with Donna (Winona Ryder), a beautiful drug dealer who he's fallen in love with while he's meant to be spying on her.