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.'
RELATED IDIOMS :
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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