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can't complain

Things are fine. A casual response to questions like "How are you?" or "How've you been?" A: "Hey, Pat, how are you?" B: "Ah, can't complain!"
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nothing to complain about

Things are fine. A casual response to questions like "How are you?" or "How've you been?" A: "Hey Pat, how are you?" B: "Ah, nothing to complain about."
See also: complain, nothing

complain about (someone or something)

To voice one's annoyance or displeasure with someone or something. Oh boy, which dead president is grandpa complaining about today? If you hate your job so much, quit complaining about it and look for a new one!
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complain of (something)

To state the physical ailments or symptoms of illness that one is experiencing. The appendicitis patient came into the ER complaining of stomach pain.
See also: complain, of

complain to (someone or something)

To voice one's annoyance or displeasure to someone or something. If you hate your job so much, quit complaining to me about it and look for a new one! If we complain to the school board, I'm sure we can get this decision overturned.
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for all (one's) (something)

In spite of the negative trait or issue the speaker is discussing. In this construction, the speaker indicates a specific person, followed by a problem or shortcoming they have experienced or exhibit. Yeah, she's not remotely punctual, and she gripes a lot, but for all her shortcomings, Elisa is a really great manager—her employees just love her. For all our difficulties buying a house, we still managed to get one that we absolutely love.
See also: all

complain about someone or something

to protest someone or something; to grouch about someone or something. Oh, stop complaining about the weather. You are always complaining about me.
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complain of something

to moan and suffer from a disease; to report the symptoms of a disease or health condition. Kenneth complained of a headache and general weakness. The patient was complaining of a headache.
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complain to someone

to grouch or protest to someone. Don't complain to me. I will complain to the manager.
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(I) can't complain. and (I have) nothing to complain about.

Inf. a response to a greeting inquiry asking how one is or how things are going for one. Sue: How are things going? Mary: I can't complain. Mary: Hi, Fred! How are you doing? Fred: Nothing to complain about.
See also: and, complain, nothing

can't complain

Used as a response meaning fairly good or well, to questions such as "How are you?" or "How is business?" For example, How've you been?-Can't complain. This term means that nothing serious is wrong. [Mid-1800s]
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As many as 207 cases were received from Islamabad Capital Territory with 160 complains and 47 Suo Moto notices while 185 cases from Khaber Pakhunkhwa including 129 complains and 56 Suo Moto notices, 42 from Balochistan from where just 14 compalins were received and 28 cases were taken as Suo Moto by the commission itself.
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I can complain that it is bound to rain soon or take appropriate clothing and enjoy whatever we want to do come rain or shine.
executive director, said: "Consumers are completely fed up with nuisance calls but often they don't know who to complain to, or they think nothing will happen if they do.
I never received any reply from the highways department and have had to complain to the chief executive's office My advice to anyone not getting the service from council staff or managers is to go direct to the chief executive's office.
However, locals and traders of the electric appliances complain the government had failed to address the power problems in the southern city despite many promises still unfulfilled.
Today, manufacturers complain about powerful retailers wrongly demanding chargebacks for the slightest infraction of merchandise delivery procedures.
Many of us complain about the influence of trial lawyers, but it is also well known among politicians that they are lucky to get a $50 contribution from a physician, while a litigation firm is happy to write $10,000 checks to support campaigns.
Most of the survey respondents (85%) say tenants do not complain about being inconvenienced by security measures, which is a clear sign that they are valued.
What situation caused you to complain and what people or organizations played a role in that situation
Don't complain to me about this place, the unmotivated, cynical employee says; "I just work here.
Juan seems to complain a lot about other drivers,'' Schumacher said.
Women often complain of fatigue, weight gain, and decreased libido, said Dr.
Women frequently complain of fatigue, weight gain, and decreased libido, Dr.