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rail against someone or something

to complain vehemently about someone or something. Why are you railing against me? What did I do? Leonard is railing against the tax increase again.
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rail against

v.
To protest something vehemently, especially using strong language: The students railed against the change to a longer school year.
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Others rail against dissenters who are disobedient to the magisterium or rebel against papal directives.
Or they rail against the eruption of rural "starter castles" amid once-working cattle ranches that have been transformed into urban cowboy retreats.
Others used the rally to rail against Palestinian and Israeli conflict as well as President George W.
Official art culture is much more effective in its control of history than Republican strategists, for it knows that the best way to treat contradictory material is not to rail against it, but simply to pretend it didn't happen," he writes in "Death and Transfiguration," his 1992 Thek essay.
Some political observers have noted that the Religious Right can hardly rail against "big government" anymore.
Laws may forbid it, and religious zealots may rail against it, but gay marriage is alive and well online --even on the primary straight sites.
Didn't Bill Clinton rail against George Bush in Campaign '92 for "coddling Chinese dictators"?
Joan's family is in transition: Her father has been named chief of police (a lot of grisly crimes seem to occur in Arcadia), while the entire family is coping with her older brother Kevin's (Jason Ritter) recent accident, which rendered him a paraplegic (which affords him endless opportunities to rail against his condition and fate in general).
Because many African-Americans do not see -- or choose not to see -- compulsory heterosexuality as oppression, their use of scripture as the Word of God to rail against us queers becomes their excuse and their means to purportedly do God's will.
Residents continued to rail against the Hasley/Sloan site saying it will permanently alter the quiet, rural environment of the community, decrease property values and increase traffic.
Growing up Catholic seems to have been terrific preparation for her; it gives her so much to rail against.
It strives a little too hard to create noise and bustle for Gonzalez family patriarch Jess (Olmos) to rant and rail against with ostensibly whimsical malapropisms, and Olmos frequently chews up the scenery.
Anglers unhappy: Charter captains and sportfishing groups are starting to rail against proposed cuts in halibut bag limits that could be imposed as soon as summer 2001.
Canyon Theatre Guild director Boydston, dressed in a dark suit and flanked by mourners, used much of his noon sermon to rail against big-box stores and the gentrification of the Santa Clarita Valley.