give someone hell

give someone hell
1. tv. to bawl someone out; to scold someone severely. (Use caution with hell.)
The boss just gave me hell about it.
I’m really going to give Tom hell when he gets home.
2. tv. to trouble someone. (Use caution with hell.)
y arthritis is giving me hell in this weather.
This problem is giving us hell at the office.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • give someone hell — give (someone) hell informal 1. to speak to someone in a very angry way, because they have done something which has annoyed or upset you. Did your Dad give you hell about the dent in the car? 2. to make someone suffer. The children have been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone hell — (informal) 1 when I found out I gave him hell: REPRIMAND SEVERELY, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, scold, berate, remonstrate with, reprehend …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone hell — informal to be very angry with someone or treat them severely Caroline would give me hell if she thought I d lied …   English dictionary

  • give someone hell — informal severely reprimand or make things very unpleasant for someone. → hell …   English new terms dictionary

  • give someone hell — upbraid someone, scold someone, make things difficult for someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Give them hell! — something that you say in order to tell someone who is going to take part in a competition to try as hard as they can to win. Remember, you re the best. Now go out there and give them hell! …   New idioms dictionary

  • give (someone) face — vb American to affront, provoke, deride. An item of black street slang heard in the 1990s. ► Are you giving me face? What the hell does that mean? (Made in America, US film, 1993) …   Contemporary slang

  • hell — See: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, GO THROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER, HELL ON WHEELS, LIKE HELL, TO HELL WITH, UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER, WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hell — See: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, GO THROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER, HELL ON WHEELS, LIKE HELL, TO HELL WITH, UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER, WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give hell — give (someone) hell informal 1. to speak to someone in a very angry way, because they have done something which has annoyed or upset you. Did your Dad give you hell about the dent in the car? 2. to make someone suffer. The children have been… …   New idioms dictionary

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