cavil at (one)

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cavil at (one)

To complain to one about someone or something, especially in a way that one finds annoying. If you hate your job so much, quit caviling at me about it and look for a new one!
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cavil at someone

to find fault with someone; to complain about someone constantly. Will you never cease caviling at all of us? There is no need to cavil at me day and night!
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There should be no caviling at his determination to treat with equal attention all manner of written (and some iconic) manifestations of royalism -- satires, printed texts of parliamentary speeches, occasional news pamphlets and periodic newsbooks, argumentative tracts, as well as the Cavalier verse of one's expectation.