misery guts

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misery guts

An unhappy person who always complains. I don't like talking to Paul because he's such a misery guts and always squashes my good mood.
See also: gut, misery

(a) ˈmisery guts

(informal) a way to describe somebody who is never happy or who complains a lot: What’s the matter with you, misery guts?He used to be good fun, but he seems to be turning into an old misery guts.
See also: gut, misery
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He's still a bit of a misery guts who did the round of publicity the day after his win with all the enthusiasm of someone whose privates were trapped in a vice.
WITHOUT being too much of a misery guts it dawned on me that win or lose at Wembley in May, Everton have had a remarkable season.
WELL, I've been called a misery guts by someone named Chris Franks (never heard of him), for exercising my hard earned democratic right to air my opinions in Viewpoints.
"I'll give it everything I've got when I'm out there and if that means that I look like a misery guts because I'm concentrating so hard, then it's just too bad.
No, but he IS a misery guts and he's arrogant and no matter how good an actor he is you can't get away from the fact he's got a face like a gnarled old Maris Piper.
Reggie said he was anything but a misery guts and was firmly behind the manager and the board.