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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?
See also: gripe, soul


(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.

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!
See also: ass, gripe

gripes one’s butt

See also: butt, gripe

gripe one’s soul

tv. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul!
See also: gripe, soul
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The team will repeat the process every three months for each community, so keep an eye out for us and give us your gripes.
I should have stayed on top of the gripes inspected throughout the day.
What to do about it: Encourage feed-back-use questionnaires, provide a special e-mail address for gripes (and compliments), conduct phone surveys and train front-line employees to watch for signs of dissatisfaction and report them to management.
But don't permit gripe sessions to become too regular or too protracted.
Among the gripes are complaints about French morals, drinking habits and hygiene, as well as the country's plumbing deficiencies and politicians.
Employers need to recognise that salary gripes are often a reflection on other aspects of the job - such as long working hours or a lack of tangible benefits.
We talk a good game about opposing bailouts but it looks like Treasury keeps getting rolled by the IMF," gripes a White House official.
African Americans are still fighting for their rights, but these days, instead of taking to the streets with picket signs, they are taking their gripes to the courts.
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.
It is a means whereby readers can vent their gripes about something that has been said in the newsletter.
9 million gripes in the first nine months of the year.