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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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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.
FATA complains remained 20 with 14 reported by people and six by commission as Suo Moto, whereas the commission also deal with 17 cases from abroad having 14 on complains of overseas Pakistanis and three taken as Suo Moto and only one complain received from Gilgit Baltistan during this duration.
It may seem obvious to you why you want to complain and what you want to have happen, but you have to be very specific in a complaint to give yourself the best chance of success.
If at all possible, you should take notes as soon as possible after you realize you are in a situation where you may want to complain to the airline.
My advice is to complain, complain and complain again.
And what is more, if you do not complain, you will be ripped off.
The young, unmarried, low-income, nonwhite male represents the profile of a citizen most likely to complain against the police.
Studies conducted in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Washington revealed citizens complain most about the police officer's verbal conduct.
Others complain that religion coverage suffers simply because reporters and editors don't do what they were trained to do - or should have been trained to do - as professional journalists.
I have told her that I'm not the person to complain to, but that does not stop her.
We are looking into whether we can complain to the Internet service provider about profanity and defamation of character.
He never complains, man,'' co-star Julianne Moore says of Goldblum, who hung for hours from painful harnesses - when he wasn't running from or fighting off both nonexistent and alarmingly simulated dinosaurs.
It's fun, we're well taken care of, so I can't complain.
If someone complains, we will follow through on that.
They also complain the businesses attract street vendors whose customers litter the streets with food wrappers.