English version

make somebody’s life a misery

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake somebody’s life a miserymake somebody’s life a miseryBritish EnglishPROBLEM to cause so much trouble for someone that they cannot enjoy their life Competitive mothers can make their daughters’ lives a misery. misery
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make somebody’s life a miseryThe roadworks are making their lives a misery.Circuit judge John Lee, 65, told a court that all men suffer because women enjoy making their lives a misery.My supervisor has made my life a misery.It makes my life a misery.Why did they have to make his life a misery?She really was making his life a misery.In Dinny's code, if you beat some one in a fight you made their life misery for as long as possible.
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