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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That I'm only complaining about one position in the team and maybe wanting to see Fabian Delph come in for Eric Dier to offer more mobility in midfield, means we are going in the right direction.
In his every second article he is found complaining about one thing or the other, particularly those related to the West.
Earlier this month a group of "drunk and abusive" Brits were led off an EasyJet flight to Ibiza by police after "complaining about one drink policy".
Most of us go through life complaining about one thing or another.
I don't know whether the school management is aware of the fact that all the parents are complaining about one thing or the other at the bus stops.
The sheep seem not to 'adore him (and) they were always complaining about one thing or another.' He lords it over them, barking orders and demanding attention to his needs day and night.
Fulham manager Mark Hughes was sent to the stands by Oliver after complaining about one of his players getting booked and the former Wales boss said the game was "a little bit too much" for the 26-year-old official.
I think he was complaining about one or two of the tackles.
Jones shooting destructive seals in Elbonia, the fact Clint calls a turd-sucker a turd-sucker (I would be the very last person to poke a finger in his chest and tell him to mend his ways), or that His Editorship tells all of the whiners to grow up when they write in complaining about one thing or another.
No, it's a very rare occasion when I get so very angry that I feel the need to write a whole column dedicated to complaining about one thing.
By showing or even complaining about one source of discomfort, I am confident that nobody desires to disrespect your faith and your cultural beliefs but the least we can do in this situation is to be a little tolerant and approach the case with an open mind.