complain to

complain to (someone or something)

To voice one's annoyance or displeasure to someone or something. If you hate your job so much, quit complaining to me about it and look for a new one! If we complain to the school board, I'm sure we can get this decision overturned.
See also: complain

complain to someone

to grouch or protest to someone. Don't complain to me. I will complain to the manager.
See also: complain
References in classic literature ?
He did not return the blow, or complain to the doctor; he only looked at me wickedly, and said: "I'll be even with you for that, some of these days.
found that 34 per cent of people who experienced a problem with public services in the past year did not complain, with 35 per cent of them not knowing who to complain to and 39 per cent reasoning that it would not be worth the effort.
executive director, said: "Consumers are completely fed up with nuisance calls but often they don't know who to complain to, or they think nothing will happen if they do.
I CAN sympathise with Gavin O'Donnell about trying to complain to the council and not getting any replies ("Binmen 'leave rubbish strewn across street'", January 18).
People were most likely to complain to the ombudsman about banking and credit products.
Terry-Anne says it is important to complain to improve services for others - and that applies to Teesside's health services.
The handling of complaints takes too long, people are not always sure who to complain to and there is a lack of learning across the NHS when things go wrong, it said.
If at all possible, you should take notes as soon as possible after you realize you are in a situation where you may want to complain to the airline.
Don't complain to me about this place, the unmotivated, cynical employee says; "I just work here.
Instead of lauding the victor, taxpayers should be encouraged to complain to the bid team and the judges to ask them why Birmingham was stuffed.
Now everything is in your hands and in the future you can complain to yourselves.
I have told her that I'm not the person to complain to, but that does not stop her.
The court found that the jail superintendent was entitled to qualified immunity from liability for his decision to have the pretrial detainee shackled when outside of his cell based on the wording of the note that the detainee had sent to the superintendent complaining of his loss of commissary privileges, because the right to complain to prison administrators was not clearly established.
Women are more indirect and expressive in their complaints; they tend to complain to outside parties.
When we hear or read news reports of medical institutions that are downsizing their nursing departments and training nonprofessional personnel to perform nursing responsibilities, do we immediately let our views be known to our lawmakers and our state's Board of Nursing - or do we simply complain to our fellow employees?