give (someone) hell

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Definition of give (someone) hell

informal + somewhat impolite
: to yell at or criticize (someone) in an angry way Her boss gave her hell for coming in late.

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“Give (someone) hell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20hell. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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