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Give someone some lip, what does this mean?Offensive?

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    Father: Don't smoke cigarettes!

    Tom (15 years old): Why not? YOU smoke cigarettes!

    Father: Don't give me any lip, young man. I am your father. Just do what I tell you!


    When you give someone some lip, it means you are talking back at them. That is, you're being rude, insolent or smart-alecky.

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