Synonyms of 'give someone hell'
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scoldDictionary, rebuke, reprimandMy father saw this in the newspaper and gave me absolute hell.
If he finds out, he'll scold me.
He has been seriously rebuked.
He was reprimanded by a teacher.
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
He used to lecture me about getting too much sun.
be angry at
I did not chastise the child for what she had done.
slap someone's wrist
give someone a rollicking
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Thesaurus for give someone hell from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that something is giving you hell , you are emphasizing that it is causing you a lot of trouble or pain.