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piss and moan

To grumble, gripe, or complain excessively and/or in an annoying fashion. My daughter has reached the age where she pisses and moans about everything we ask her to do. Well, if you spent less time pissing and moaning and more time doing your work, you'd be finished a heck of a lot sooner!
See also: and, moan, piss

moan about something

to complain about something. What are you moaning about? I am not moaning about anything.
See also: moan

moan something out

to say something in a moan. The injured woman moaned the name of her assailant out. She moaned out the name.
See also: moan, out

moan with something

to groan because of pain or pleasure. The patient moaned with pain and fear. Ken moaned with pleasure.
See also: moan

bitch and moan

to complain Don't start bitching and moaning again about what I pay you.
See also: and, bitch, moan
References in classic literature ?
For awhile there was silence, save for the moaning of the huddled and restless cattle.
The gale through the moaning trees Fitfully rushes.
Suddenly one starts and trembles as one seems to see a strange-looking being peering from out of the darkness of a hollow tree, while all the while the wind is moaning and rattling and howling through the forest--moaning with a hungry sound as it strips the leaves from the bare boughs, and whirls them into the air.
There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human voice that stamps the mark of human consciousness upon the character of a gale.
But after Lisbeth had been rocking herself and moaning for some minutes, she suddenly paused and said aloud to herself, "I'll go an' see arter Adam, for I canna think where he's gotten; an' I want him to go upstairs wi' me afore it's dark, for the minutes to look at the corpse is like the meltin' snow.
And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the pæan of the bells - Of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells - To the sobbing of the bells: - Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: - To the tolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
Farther and farther toward the ground they inclined, and still there was no sound save the deep and awesome moaning of the wind.
Toward evening he ceased moaning and became quite still.
There you will find them where the moaning Corphals pursue the shrieking ghost of O-Mai; ey
As the white man drew closer he could hear a low and continuous moaning and groaning.
From the hospital still proceeded the moaning of the sick.
Ah, poor Mary," she cried, and tenderly embraced the moaning one.
As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning.
Men were shouting--women were screaming and moaning.
Six years later, and we're still hearing the same old tired arguments from Geoffrey Boycott and his moaning cronies, and some hackneyed grumbles among Twitter's awkward squad.