complain to (someone or something)

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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.
See also: complain

complain to someone

to grouch or protest to someone. Don't complain to me. I will complain to the manager.
See also: complain
References in classic literature ?
Upjohn tells me you've been complaining to him because I've urged you to have a doctor," he said.
3 One fashion-conscious cruiser was heard complaining to staff during a safety drill that her orange life jacket didn't match any of her shoes - and did they have them in any other colours, please?
Even worse is complaining to everyone at your table about how bad the food or service is at a restaurant.
Parents began complaining to school officials that Williams was going beyond teaching about religion and was proselytizing their students.
SABOTEURS: Will say nothing to the company but will privately damage the reputation and brands of companies by complaining to friends and colleagues
Several other teams chimed in, complaining to referees during games and sending video tapes to the commissioner's office.
How will complaining to people who have no say in making the rules help our cause or our patients' well-being?
Q There is one person I work with who is constantly complaining to me about one thing or another.