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give sb hell

informal If someone gives you hell, they ​criticize you ​severely: She gave me hell for being 20 ​minutes late. If something gives you hell, it ​causes you a lot of ​pain: These new ​shoes are giving me hell.
(Definition of give sb hell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give sb hell”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评(某人), 使(某人)受苦…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評(某人), 使(某人)受苦…
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