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summer complaint(s)

obsolete A euphemism for any severe gastrointestinal infection, especially food poisoning or cholera, typically contracted by children in the summertime. Mary has a bit of the summer complaint, so she has taken to bed for the rest of the week. Before personal hygiene and food safety practices became commonplace, children became ill and died from what adults rather flippantly called summer complaints.
See also: summer

swear out (something) against (one)

To file a legal complaint, affidavit, or warrant alleging or supporting a claim that one has committed some crime. I know that he is breaking the law, but I'm too nervous to go to the police station and swear out an affidavit against him. The woman swore out a complaint against her ex-husband, claiming that he had violated the terms of his restraining order. The police swore out a warrant against the CFO after evidence of his embezzlement emerged.
See also: out, swear

swear (something) out against (one)

To file a legal complaint, affidavit, or warrant alleging or supporting a claim that one has committed some crime. I know that he is breaking the law, but I'm too nervous to go to the police station and swear an affidavit out against him. The woman swore a complaint out against her ex-husband, claiming that he had violated the terms of his restraining order. The police swore a warrant out against the CFO after evidence of his embezzlement emerged.
See also: out, swear

take out (something) against (one)

To file a legal complaint, affidavit, or warrant alleging or supporting a claim that one has committed some crime. I know that he is breaking the law, but I'm too nervous to go to the police station and take out an affidavit against him. The woman took out a complaint against her ex-husband, claiming that he had violated the terms of his restraining order. The police took out a warrant against the CFO after evidence of his embezzlement emerged.
See also: out, take

take (something) out against (one)

To file a legal complaint, affidavit, or warrant alleging or supporting a claim that one has committed some crime. I know that he is breaking the law, but I'm too nervous to go to the police station and take an affidavit out against him. The woman took a complaint out against her ex-husband, claiming that he had violated the terms of his restraining order. The police took a warrant out against the CFO after evidence of his embezzlement emerged.
See also: out, take

summer complaint

n. diarrhea, especially that experienced in the summer. I’ve got a touch of the summer complaint.
See also: complaint, summer
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He said, the Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) concerned would contact the complainant, resolve the issue and immediately report to the Punjab Police Complaint Centre.
More than 35 police complaint cells have been established in Sindh on Supreme Court's orders.
NEW POWERS FOR OMBUDSMAN NEW legislation comes into force a week tomorrow that gives the ombudsman his own initiative powers, enabling his office to investigate a public body without a complaint being made, where it is deemed in the wider public interest.
'All regional police officers (RPO) and district police officers (DPO) should hold open courts at different places, including police stations in their respective districts, to ensure all possible measures for the timely redressal of public complaints.'
Companies with a complaint index of 100 percent or more shows that the department received more complaints than the industry average for that company.
For the time-being, additional SP is made in-charge; SP will listen to complaints regarding non-registration of FIRs and also listen to the petitions regarding section 22A.
Moreover, 98 staff officials would be deputed in those complaint centers and added that inquiry officers would have all facilities to promptly and efficiently resolve public complaints.
AN "explosion" of complaints against councillors across County Durham has been reported, with figures more than tripling over a four-month period.
The customer complaint centers of Zong, Mobilink and Warid are openly saying more days were needed to fix the problems.
Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) president Pich Sros filed a complaint to the NEC on Monday demanding a recount in 17 constituencies.
The number of online complaints filed with Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) dropped from 114 in 2016 to 105 last year.
In 2016/17, there were 2,167 complaint cases against the force, according to figures released yesterday by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
However, that works out at one complaint for every eight members of full-time staff, which isn't the highest rate in the West Midlands.
"Older consumers who may be on a fixed income are at a greater risk for financial trouble if they encounter problems with financial products or services," said CFPB Director Richard Cordray in announcing the monthly complaint data.
Farinas said Alejano himself admitted no personal knowledge by quoting other persons in the complaint, such as self-confessed Davao Death Squad members Arturo Lascanas and Edgar Matobato.