gripe about (someone or something)

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gripe about (someone or something)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop griping about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe about it—you better get used to it.
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"We can all gripe about one or two decisions here and there but the referee was outstanding and I haven't said that for a long time about a referee.
* Our luncheon speaker, historian William Leuchtenburg, scrapped his original topic to deliver an hour-long gripe about one editorial that had recently posed questions about tenure.