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bellyache

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

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!
See also: quit
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What has happened, bellyachers sit on their backsides, watching Oprah Winfrey, convinced they are part of the nation who have been victimized by everyone else.
As a colleague aptly put it, "Little bellyachers grow up to become big bellyachers," meaning if you respond to stress with abdominal pain as a child you'll probably do so as an adult.
Because there is nothing worse than being in the company of perpetual bellyachers. Their complaints spread like a virus on a sneeze, infecting those around them.
We especially do not need a rehab czar who has called us bellyachers, paid protesters, and even enemies of the state.
All the professional doom and gloom bellyachers have gone very quiet now the sky hasn''t fallen in.
Secondly, Coun Minnis's description of those campaigning against stock transfer (and for massive government investment in social housing) as 'professional bellyachers' plus his refusal to debate publicly the future of the homes of well over 200,000 of the city's population show that he prefers cheap jibes and snide remarks to intelligent discussion - a situation as regrettable as it is revealing.
One specialist labelled them "little bellyachers" and suggested that they grew up into "big bellyachers"!
Campaigners opposed to the transfer of Birmingham's 80,000 council houses to an independent trust have been labelled 'professional bellyachers' by the man in charge of the city's housing stock.