complain to (someone or something)

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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.
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complain to someone

to grouch or protest to someone. Don't complain to me. I will complain to the manager.
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I was a postman once and I remember complaining to one householder in an isolated area that I'd had to walk two miles to deliver his mail.
After complaining to one of the firm's partners, Nick Holpin, who tried to rectify the problems without success, he decided to call in Dudley's consumer champions.
I've a lot of Italian friends in Glasgow and I've been complaining to one, Marco, who runs a restaurant, that it was about time he put my picture on the wall, alongside all those soccer stars.