to give someone a headache

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - give someone a headache

"to give someone a headache"

to exasperate someone;

to irritate someone intensely


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - give someone a headache

"to give someone a headache"

to give someone a big problem;

to put someone in a difficult situation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - give someone a headache

A mother and child are interacting ...

Mother:   Stop! Stop that right now.

Child:  No!

Mother:  You've been misbehaving all morning.  You won't do as I say.

Child:  No!

Mother:  Stop right now.  You are giving me a headache!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - give someone a headache

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why do you look so unhappy?

Colleague 2:  The boss just gave me another really difficult, almost impossible assignment.

Colleague 1:  It seems that you get most of those type of assignments.

Colleague 2:  Ya, I'm not sure why the boss always gives me the headaches.

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to give someone a headache - Gerund Form:

Giving someone a big headache of a situation is not appreciated.

to give someone a headache - Examples:

1)  This is the same thing that gives me a headache when I experiment with making an epub file. I work with novel length documents ...

2)  ... the Canadian Business News Network. I usually avoid it because it gives me a headache, and this time was no different. It was a non-stop drone of talking ...

3)  ... it is not a sentiment I share, but proud - it gives me a headache just trying to imagine what that actually means and involves.

4)  It gives me a headache just thinking about it.

5)  There are so many disclaimers and caveats, it gives me a headache.

6)  It will only give you a headache trying to work it out.

7)  The basics of social networking may give you a headache, but you have to understand that the world is becoming a small neighborhood.

8)  Finding the right place for your event can give you a headache.

9)  There are problems in this world that give you a headache before you even start discussing them.

10)  Ya know, commitment will give you a headache every now and then.

11)  It's giving me a headache just trying to think of a simple way to explain it.

12)  Orientation and exact location is giving me a headache on the 18th century map.

13)  I can't talk about it anymore; it's giving me a headache

14)  This whole thing has been giving me a headache.

15)  ... other than that do not give yourself a headache over all the different pronouns to use, it may take a while to get ...

16)  ... there are too many of the same item and you? ll give yourself a headache clicking through page after page of products.

17)  You could give yourself a headache trying to work it out. Don't worry too much; what you need ...

18)  ... or even solicit their help over whatever computer-related matters happen to be giving you a headache at the time.

19)  ... that same technology that forces you to have multiple passwords -- giving you a headache -- can actually relieve you of having to do any additional brainwork at all.

20)  Tanzanians trading in narcotic drugs are giving us a headache. One can not get anywhere with narcotic drugs in this country, they are ...