Belly-ached - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
bellyache (redirected from belly-ached)
1. verb To complain or gripe about someone or something. Of course Marjorie is bellyaching about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
2. noun Pain in one's stomach. I've had a bellyache all day, so I'm going to have to cancel our dinner plans.
quit (one's) bellyaching
To stop griping or complaining. Often said as an order. A: "But I don't like broccoli!" B: "Just quit your bellyaching and eat it!" If the kids don't quit their bellyaching soon, I'm going to turn this car around and take us right back home.
bellyache (ˈbɛli ek)
1. n. a stomachache. Oh, mama, do I have a bellyache!
2. in. to complain. You are always bellyaching!
Quit your bellyaching!
imperative Stop complaining! You’ve been bitching all day! Quit your bellyaching!
References in periodicals archive
They are billed as the greatest clowns of all-time and it's not hard to see why, old and young belly-ached
and my face was aching by the end of the show.
: "Being young, having a limitless amount of income to do whatever you want.
The employers belly-ached
in the media, tried to persuade the public that the Labour Government was introducing compulsory unionism--this was not true--and decided to take Legal action.
"The format is put in place for everyone, so I get a bit sick of the comments of people like Chris Louis, from a club such as Ipswich who had belly-ached
for many years that they can't compete unless we lower the points limit because they can't afford it.
He swore, belly-ached
about his finances, laughed loudly at his own jokes and demolished homosexuals in the same breath as Germans, Americans and the French.