Idioms starting with ‘make’: make somebody’s life hell

Are you familiar with the concept of ‘hell’? Is it the kind of place in which you would like to live?

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make somebody’s life hell [INFORMAL] (also make life hell for somebody) – to cause a lot of problems for someone and make them very unhappy

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This is quite a strong idiom and shouldn’t be used too much as this would lessen its strength (i.e. make it less strong).

You could substitute ‘hell’ with ‘difficult’ to soften (i.e. weaken) this idiom or, if you wanted to sound more positive, you could replace ‘hell’ with ‘challenging’.
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