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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.
See also: whine

whine something out

to say something in a whine; to say something, using a whine for a voice. She whined her complaint out so everyone could hear it. Jake whined out his usual complaints.
See also: out, whine
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Two producers take between 60 and 90 minutes to filter through the 150 to 200 messages the Whiner Line receives each day.
Part of what determines how badly a whiner grates on your nerves has to do with the way you interpret his complaints.
And you feel like such a whiner or a wimp when you watch these people who will do a number over and over.
Lee-arve the cartwalk," she told the contestants after their crap costumes were judged by another woman who should be seen and never heard - high-pitched nasal whiner Sadie Frost.
As you talk to others, don't be a whiner, complainer, naysayer all the time.
No one, no matter his or her political beliefs, could label either one of them as a whiner, a malcontent or in the least misanthropic.
lt; Unrelated fairy tale: All-pro whiner Terrell Owens signed with the Dallas Cowboys and promised that he is a changed man.
WORLD-class whiner Louis Walsh says he'll quit X Factor unless Simon Cowell doubles his money for the next series.
He is no whiner, and the recitation of closed factories and other problems always seems punctuated by a grand, cheerful affirmation: "Born in the U.
What's the problem: We'd always assumed that, of all the old Celtics, Bird was more a beer pong kind of guy and Danny Ainge was the big whiner.
Probably the richest kid at the ballpark, Jorge may also be the biggest whiner.
It's hard for him but I think the fans over here perceive him as a whiner, which I think is a bit unfair .
Wenger is 3-1 with Ladbrokes not to shake Harry Redknapp's hand tonight but Hills offer a far more attractive 11-4 that the French whiner snubs at least one more Premier League manager between now and the end of the trophyless season.
His mother's hospitalization has increased the burden, but the boy isn't a whiner.
IF we called Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith a whiner and a bully, would it be defamation?