whine about

whine about someone or something

to whimper or complain about someone or something. Please don't whine about Sally. She is sorry she couldn't come to your party, but it's not the end of the world. The dog is whining about its hurt paw.
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Yes, there are some unfortunate people, they are always there, but most of the people who whine about the problem are high school dropouts who during their time never did care for studies nor for any thing else and just had fun.
If the routine holds true to form, Schwarzenegger will contemptuously ignore Angelides' pleas for meetings, while Angelides will whine about how the governor is ``ducking'' him.
They've been told for decades that they are disgusting and unwanted, but they run to Mass every week and then whine about the church's stance toward them.
I / we am / are very sorry we had a bit of a whine about the minor inconvenience of being stuck in traffic two mornings out of the year.
No prospective employer wants to hear a job candidate whine about the current employment market.
And VMI's "rat line" is a lot tougher than some of the experiences women are encouraged to whine about.
Liberals didn't whine about prisoner abuse, the whole world did, including conservatives.
How many times can you hear someone whine about how so-and-so won't share his vodka?
While the Clunes whine about the primitive amenities, Karen whines at length about the Clunes' whining.
Expect some Americans to whine about a new wine called Le Vin du Coeur.
When they finally find that they must take the responsibility to change what they whine about, they become adults.
Don't forget, many of them whine about the noise brought on by the air show.
I'm sorry to get angry about it, but these guys are babies if they're going to cry and whine about it.