give (someone) a hard time

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Definition of give (someone) a hard time

: to criticize or annoy someone They gave him a hard time about quitting the team.

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“Give (someone) a hard time.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gave%20a%20hard%20time. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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