carp about (someone or something)

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carp about (someone or something)

To complain about someone or something, especially in a way that others find annoying. Oh boy, which dead president is Grandpa carping about today? If you hate your job so much, quit carping about it and look for a new one!
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carp about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. You are always carping about all your petty problems at work. Stop carping about Randy!
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His judgment is so flawed he could not see that carping about one of the great Tory white elephants while troops' jobs are on the line was a bad idea.