Give (someone) a hard time

Do you know the English expression “to give (someone) a hard time“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Louise: What did your mum say when you got home so late last night?

Amanda: She gave me a hard time. She was still shouting at me this morning.

Does it mean:

a) make someone suffer

b) praise someone

c) hit someone

d) make someone annoyed

The answer is below!↓


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Answer: a) make someone suffer