give someone grief






give someone grief

be a nuisance to someone – informal

1998 - Times - One of the passengers who'd been giving the cabin crew grief started yelling, 'We've had a near miss.'




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come to grief

have an accident

meet with disaster

2000 - R. W. Holden - Taunton Cider & Langdons - The historian will see no trace of the battlefield where Charles's grandson, the Duke of Monmouth, came to grief.




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