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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 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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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 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.

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
See also: butt, gripe

gripe one’s soul

tv. to annoy someone. That kind of thing really gripes my soul!
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There were gripes like "The French are always criticizing.
The company is invited to remedy the problem and remove the stain of the publicised gripe, earning a "cheer.
Los expertos medicos se esfuerzan por desmentir la idea de que "todos vamos a morir", despues de que la OMS anunciase el pasado jueves 11 jueves el paso al nivel 6 de alerta por la gripe porcina, lo que significa que esta enfermedad, denominada oficialmente A(H1N1), se convirtio en una pandemia.
I should have stayed on top of the gripes inspected throughout the day.
They have gripes about over-priced official club travel, the clubs' failure to link up with an experienced Euro-football travel specialist and a shameful short notice dumping of Xanthi hopefuls last week.
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.
A growing number of people, it seems, have gripes about their job.
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.