bellyache(redirected from bellyaches)
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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.
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.
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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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