fulminate against (someone or something)

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fulminate against (someone or something)

To verbally attack someone or something. How long do you think we've got until Uncle Al starts fulminating against the government?
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fulminate against someone or something

to denounce someone or something. The workers were fulminating against their employer. They are fulminating against the president of the union.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fulminating against unprecedented spikes in spot market prices especially during the summer months when it had to spend for replacement power, Aboitiz Power Corporation has announced that its reported net income in the first half had declined 5.0 percent to P8.6 billion from the previous year's P9.1 billion.
Though his tweet wasn't surprising, as 'a president who does not like America's best allies was never going to smile on Pakistan.' However, publicly fulminating against a US major non-NATO ally (MNNA) with words 'nothing but lies and deceit'[1] by a US president.
He is always grim and fulminating against his opponents.
And neither did presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo's pronouncement that there was nothing to fear 'if you're not doing anything [wrong]'-a mantra the administration loves to wield against its bete noires, but which it conveniently forgets to apply to itself when fulminating against, say, the threat of an international probe into its human rights practices.
When the government's representatives are not fulminating against their predecessors, loudly vowing to bring about all manner of radical change, they are hastily recanting their previous statements, flailing wildly as their clear incompetence and lack of a plan hits the brick wall of reality.
Even a picture depicting the opulence that the article was fulminating against could also have been used, but it wasn't.
WHILE fulminating against Paul Brannen's "cosseted lifestyle" in the European Parliament, I wonder whether your correspondent Peter Curtis (Journal Letters, May 5) could explain to us why Nigel Farage and his acolytes have, for many years now, continued to share that same cosseted lifestyle courtesy of an institution which they - and Mr Curtis - despise.
Oddly, President Duterte devoted two-thirds of his rambling speech in Camp Aguinaldo to fulminating against what he alleged to be Sr.
Stoking hatred of minorities, fulminating against the press, stirring up the mob against intellectuals, financiers, or anyone who speaks more than one language, were not part of mainstream politics, because enough people still understood the dangers of such talk.
A bit like our Trident nuclear weapons, I can't personally see the point of them and wonder why people are so bothered about their existence, but I just accept that they are unlikely to ever go away and it's pointless wasting time fulminating against them.
Erdogan has hardly helped investor sentiment, fulminating against high interest rates in comments which have raised concerns about the independence of the central bank.
In normal times, PPACA opponents might have filed a few lawsuits and made a few efforts to take project funding away, and then limited themselves to fulminating against PPACA and the exchanges on talk shows.
Regrettably, his essay sounds too much like that of a 1930's cavalryman fulminating against the internal combustion that was altering the way the Army would fight wars.
True, while fulminating against the political class, Kejriwal might appear a bit of a caricature: at best an Amitabh Bachchan style Angry Young Man of the 1970s and in his more over- the- top moments, a Nana Patekar- sque Angry Mad Man of the 1990s.
It would be as inconceivable to suggest such a scheme here as to ask those fulminating against Rangers to have a whip-round to save them.