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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.
See also: bellyache, quit

stop bellyaching

Stop griping or complaining. A possessive adjective can be used between "stop" and "bellyaching." A: "But I don't like broccoli!" B: "Just stop bellyaching and eat it!" If the kids don't stop their bellyaching soon, I'm going to turn this car around and take us right back home.
See also: bellyache, stop
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(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!
See also: quit
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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