complain about (someone or something)

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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
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I FEEL I must write to complain about one of our few post offices, mainly the one in WH Smith's in the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough.
I leave that to your regular correspondents, but I feel I must complain about one of the most biased pieces of journalism I have seen in a while.
More recentlyin a wonderful display of community activity, which really seems to be missing these daysthe two sides overpacked a zoning board hearing to complain about one another.
Summary: Telecommunication Minister Jebran Bassil on Friday filed a law suit against state run OGERO company's director general Abdel-Menim Youssif for allegedly hindering the work of the ministry for obvious political reasons.Aa"It is probably a precedent that a minister goes directly to the justice to complain about one staff or more for not doing their jobs properly.
The 31-year-old also claims that some of his teammates have approached him to complain about one member of the squad.
According to yesterday's Alithia, a number of people called in to complain about one hunter who brutally shot his dog for disobedience somewhere in the Nicosia district.
However, neither I nor any of my colleagues find the need to complain about one particular section of the community.
Native American Chief Mohiswaqs - or Big Man - of the Klamath nation has come over to complain about one of the energy company's subsidiaries whose dams are ruining the fishing in California and Oregon.