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gripe at someone

to complain to someone. Stop griping at me! There is no need to gripe at your little brother.
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gripe one's soul

Inf. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul! John, have I ever told you that you gripe my soul?
See also: gripe, soul


(to someone or something) (about someone or something) to make specific complaints to someone about someone or something. Don't gripe to me about what she said to you! There is no need to gripe about the job to everyone.

gripe one’s ass

and gripes one’s butt
tv. to annoy someone; to bother or irritate someone. (Usually objectionable.) You really gripe my ass when you act like that! That jerk really gripes my butt!
See also: ass, gripe

gripes one’s butt

See also: butt, gripe

gripe one’s soul

tv. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul!
See also: gripe, soul
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It's like all the people who went to see ``Godzilla'' a few years back and griped about how their expectations were dashed.
Residents have griped that advertising signs become eyesores when they are left up for weeks after the event.
Residents have griped for months about the every-other-week service they've received from the automated trash pickup system implemented last fall.
In Indianapolis, his hometown, fans griped that his hovering father and mother never stopped being Little League parents.
The PGA Tour is not exactly a hotbed of national politics, although Greg Norman has frequently griped about the amount of taxes he must pay in his adopted land.