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To be difficult with someone.
"Suzie gave him a hard time for not showing up to her recital.""Stop giving me a hard time. There was nothing I could do about it.""If you don't finish your project, the manager is going to give you a hard time."A: "My mom gave me a hard time for one bad grade on my report card."B: "That's a tough situation. My parents never gave me a hard time for bad grades."Other Common Sentences"Albert is making it difficult for me.""He's getting on my case about my comment."
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