|give you a hard time
||tease you, criticize you, a hassle you
||Did the class give you a hard time about losing their papers?
|give you a line
||tell you a false story, hand you a line
||Don't believe him. He's giving you a line about being wealthy.
|give you a ribbing
||tease you, bug you, give you a hard time
||When I got stuck in the lake, my friends gave me a ribbing.
|give you a rough time
||tease you, hassle you (see hassle me)
||The players gave me a rough time about scoring on my own goalie.
|give you a run for your money
||compete with you, try to defeat you
||I'm not the best skier, but I'll give you a run for your money.
|give you an out
||give you an excuse, allow you to beg off
||You don't have to work. Your sore back will give you an out.
|give you flack
||tell you what you did wrong, criticize you
||He gave me flack for smoking in his car. The smell bothers him.
|give you hell [B]
||lecture you, scold you, tie into you
||She'll give you hell if you come late to her class, so be on time.
|give you odds
||if I lose the bet, I pay you more money than you bet
||I'll give you odds that Montreal will win. I'll bet $2; you bet $1.
|give you shit [B]
||lecture you, be angry with you, give you hell
||If you spend too much money he'll give you shit.