|give you static
||criticize what you did, give you flack
||He gave me static for failing the exam. He said I can do better.
|give you the axe
||fire you, dismiss you, get the axe (see get axed)
||"Why did they give her the axe?" "For stealing company money."
|give you the benefit...
||(See the benefit of the doubt)
|give you the boot
||fire you, dismiss you, down the road
||If you drink liquor at work, they'll give you the boot.
|give you the cold shoulder
||be unfriendly toward you, turn away from you, stand away
||If you forget her birthday she'll give you the cold shoulder.
|give you the gears
||fool you, tease you, josh you, pull your leg
||When Dad said you would have to pay for cleaning the carpet,
he was giving you the gears.
|give you the runaround
||(See the runaround)
|give you the shirt off his back
||give you anything he owns to help you,
bend over backwards
||Christian is a compassionate person. He will give you
the shirt off his back.
|give you what for
||lecture you, give you hell
||If you miss hockey practice, the coach will give you what for.
|give your best
||(See give it your best shot)