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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'People will always gripe about something in our game, I think that's' football, and sometimes depending what mood your in you can talk yourself round to either way of thinking.
After all, why gripe about something you have no solution to yourself?
And if you're going to gripe about something and wallow in this culture of complaint, it always pays to have some sort of hold on reality in the first place.
He and others agree it's good practice to check out the other side of the story--"assuming that it's a serious challenge and not some sort of frivolous, wild-hair gripe about something," says William B.