give (someone) a hard time

idiom

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

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“Give (someone) a hard time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20a%20hard%20time. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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