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get a ribbing (from someone)

To be teased or mocked, usually in a playful or non-malicious manner. I always get a ribbing from my girlfriend for the bathrobe I wear around the house. Don't be offended if you get a bit of a ribbing when you start working here—our team has a fondness for poking fun at one another.
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give (someone) a ribbing

To tease or mock someone, usually in a playful or non-malicious manner. My girlfriend always gives me a ribbing about the bathrobe I wear around the house. Don't be offended if the team gives you a bit of a ribbing when you start working here—they have a fondness for poking fun at one another.
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rib (one)

To tease, fool, or joke with one. I'm just ribbing you, Tom—I'm not upset at all! I thought you were being serious; don't rib me like that!
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Place the ribbing right sides together on the garment neckline, pin in place at the quarter points (3).
Working with the ribbing on top and stretching it to fit the neckline, stitch 1/4" from the raw edges; stitch again 1/8" from the first row of stitching (4).
If the ribbing doesn't hug the body, it was cut too large.
* Ribbing is a rib-knit fabric that has distinctive lengthwise rib-knit stitches on both the right and wrong side.
* Ribbing usually comes in a tube or flat fold and is sold by the inch.