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Lightbulb Llevar/traer por la calle de la amargura

Making sb´s life impossible. In English?
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Making sb´s life impossible. In English?
Pienso .. que significa "to make someones life hell"
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In Spanish literraly would be You take me along the bitterness road "
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Drive sb crazy.
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I think this means: he takes his frustrations home with him.
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In my book, llevar or traer a alguien por la calle or el camino de la amargura means "to make somebody’s life a misery," "to make somebody’s life impossible" or "to make somebody’s life hell".

(It reminds me my sister, when she was in high-school and totally infatuated with a boy she called "El David de Miguel-Ángel"... the boy had his own life, and having my sister and another girlfriend, "going after him", he once told them -in Catalonian, by the way- "M'esteu amargant l'existencia" = Me estáis amargando la existencia...) (Hombre con una hermana tan guapa como la mía, y su amiguita, a los 15 abriles... yo habría considerado que "a nadie le amarga un dulce"... pero eso es otro tema.)
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source of idiom

Does anyone know what is the source of this idiom?
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In my book, llevar or traer a alguien por la calle or el camino de la amargura means "to make somebody’s life a misery," "to make somebody’s life impossible" or "to make somebody’s life hell".

(It reminds me my sister, when she was in high-school and totally infatuated with a boy she called "El David de Miguel-Ángel"... the boy had his own life, and having my sister and another girlfriend, "going after him", he once told them -in Catalonian, by the way- "M'esteu amargant l'existencia" = Me estáis amargando la existencia...) (Hombre con una hermana tan guapa como la mía, y su amiguita, a los 15 abriles... yo habría considerado que "a nadie le amarga un dulce"... pero eso es otro tema.)
¡Que desgraciado!....romper el corazon de una jovencita tan vulnerable es totalmente no aceptable...

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Does anyone know what is the source of this idiom?
Supongo que el origen está en el via crucis de Cristo antes de ser crucificado.
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