complain about

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 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.
See also: complain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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5 "Oh, so you think it's all right to complain about Neil Lennon complaining about Celtic fans complaining about Neil Lennon because Neil Lennon believes you shouldn't complain about Celtic if you didn't endure the 90s?
At some time or another we will complain about something.
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I can complain about all the caravans on the road or make sure we set off on our journey in plenty of time and enjoy the journey.
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We often complain about others because we think they are not up to our standards.
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This nonsense is dished out to members of the public who complain about bus noise.
PEOPLE face too many obstacles when trying to complain about NHS or social care, a report has said.
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We don't complain about meeting places for people with different races, religions or orientation - why complain about a meeting place for people with sexual beliefs?
If you think your friend is right to complain about your complaining, then she did you a favor.