mess with someone's head

mess with (one's) head

To cause someone 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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