groan about (someone or something)

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groan about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop groaning about how cold it is in here, thanks. Michael, as long as you have long hair, Grandma is going to groan about it—you better get used to it.
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groan about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you groaning about? She is groaning about her work.
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Complaining about fatuous advertising is a time-honored American tradition, comparable to groaning about the government, moaning about the weather and whining about the refs.
We're not sure if it only took one judge or dozens of them moaning and groaning about their lack of space to get things moving, but sure 'nuf, our Jay Street Sleuths say Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has given the nod to a long approved plan to provide Brooklyn magistrates with more fortifications, provided the Mayor "gets to cut the ribbon,, before he cuts out of town.