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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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gripe about (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, about someone or something to someone or something else. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe about it to you. Oh, go gripe about it to the school board then—there's nothing we can do here.
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gripe at (someone)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, to someone. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop griping at me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe at you—you better get used to it.
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gripe to (someone or something)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, about someone or something to someone or something else. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop griping to me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe to you—you better get used to it. Oh, go gripe to the school board about it then—there's nothing we can do here.
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gripe to (someone or something) about (someone or something)

To complain, often continually and in an irritating manner, about someone or something to someone or something else. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop griping to me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to gripe to you about it—you better get used to it. Oh, go gripe to the school board about it then—there's nothing we can do here.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gripe at someone

to complain to someone. Stop griping at me! There is no need to gripe at your little brother.
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gripe one's soul

Inf. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul! John, have I ever told you that you gripe my soul?
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gripe

(to someone or something) (about someone or something) to make specific complaints to someone about someone or something. Don't gripe to me about what she said to you! There is no need to gripe about the job to everyone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gripe one’s ass

and gripes one’s butt
tv. to annoy someone; to bother or irritate someone. (Usually objectionable.) You really gripe my ass when you act like that! That jerk really gripes my butt!
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gripes one’s butt

verb
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gripe one’s soul

tv. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul!
See also: gripe, soul
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Gripes title comes on the heels of the Bodleian Library's reprinting of the 1944 publication Instructions for American Servicemen in France, which was issued to members of US invasion forces.
Gripe attempts to give all of its users a powerful persona by displaying the user's "word of mouth" power.
I made a list of tasks and hit the roof to look at gripe No.
There are gripes about the atmosphere-lite stadiums, the PA drowning out spontaneous celebrations and over-zealous stewarding inhibiting the most noisy and passionate fans who give the ground a buzz.
IT failure, temperature, noise and interruptions annoy office workers the most, according to a study to assess the most common office gripes in organisations in the UK and US.
For one thing, it lowers transactions costs of dealing seriously with such gripes, because it only requires carefully evaluating the legitimacy and grade-change implications of a fraction of them.
The supplier, plagued by billing blunders, triggered 571 gripes per 100,000 customers between April and June this year, according to Citizens Advice.
PPI gripes are up for the first time in three years.
And they found the Spanishowned bank – who took over Abbey National and Alliance & Leicester – are also worst at dealing with gripes.
I feel there must be many letters from ordinary people with gripes about many subjects who could fill the pages.
They were separate gripes, but gripes come in threes, so none of us were surprised.
I do have one gripe though, or maybe even a couple of gripes: why is it that a speed camera has to be easily seen, yet a police officer can hide his vehicle in a filter lane or behind a hedge waiting for the speeders to come his way?