(redirected from griping)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

gripe at someone

to complain to someone. Stop griping at me! There is no need to gripe at your little brother.
See also: gripe

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
References in periodicals archive ?
THE IDEA behind the new Fox sitcom ``Wanda at Large'' is infinitely more inspired than the show itself - place comedian Wanda Sykes among the griping grumps of the Fox News Channel, and let her take the talking heads down a peg or two with her vibrant vitriol.
The really neat thing right now is that the kids aren't griping anymore,'' Potts said.
Chatsworth athletic director Fluke Fluker and Cleveland of Reseda's Mary Schellberg said the meeting on Tuesday was passionate but not filled with the usual sniping, griping and behind-the-back plotting of typical City all-league or playoff-seeding meetings.
They put the team first and you never hear guys griping about their minutes, even though they probably have legitimate gripes because they can all play.
And if the union is fomenting discontent with exaggerated complaints in a cynical ploy to undermine the city's top cop or get payoffs like the shortened workweek, then its leaders need to be told in no uncertain terms to quit griping and get to work.
This is the same off-year election system that helps keep the council members in power without them griping.