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grumble in the gizzard

To be annoyed or unhappy. Primarily heard in US. The outcome of that race left me grumbling in the gizzard—I thought for sure I had bet on the right horse!
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grumble about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble at (someone)

To complain or gripe to someone about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling at me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling at anyone who will listen about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you grumbling about now? The students were grumbling about the teacher.
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grumble at someone

to complain to someone. Go grumble at someone else. I'm tired of listening. Stop grumbling at me!
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And the Squeaks figure out how to avoid the Grumbles, once and for all.
If you find yourself in a troubled parish where disunity seems to be the order of the day, don't just sit there and grumble.
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They grumble that Salinas has his hands full with trying to run a television network.
When her compatriots forget the wonder of reunification and grumble about their present situation, she always asks them what they have decided to do about it.
On too many occasions this season, the Everton manager has been forced to face the media and grumble about his team's failings.
They've always got to have something to grumble about.
When our staff accountants write memos, I occasionally grumble when they repeat some words over and over; I think it makes us look unprofessional.
So the next time you find that someone isn't willing to deliver in your neighborhood, don't let it go and don't simply grumble.
Many other companies (notably Intel and Cisco) do the same thing, and few people grumble about them.
Yet local dancers often grumble because so few of their own appear on the East Bay's prestigious series.
Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to Love Your Life Even When It Lets You Down is for any who want to connect with God at their lowest moments in life, and pairs humor with stories and scriptural backing to help readers see how a life is meant to be lived and loved, even through adversity.
However I must praise and grumble at the same time.