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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 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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Last word: After the Lakers' victory over the Spurs on Wednesday, O'Neal grumbled a bit about insufficient touches.
While some grumbled about the inconvenience of the search, others praised the district's effort to rid school campuses of illicit drugs and weapons.
O'Neal's comments came just four weeks after he grumbled about Jackson's criticism.
They grumbled about how tight money seems to be these days and warned that the program might have to come to an end.
But while state officials and representatives of public utilities talked about the need for price caps and conservation, the audience at the CBS Studio Center grumbled that the crisis was nothing more than a political scam.
Joyner got the boot as well when he grumbled about a called strike while batting in the third inning.
SANTA CLARITA - From those who can weather a rate hike to those who question why they should, SoCal Edison customers grumbled Wednesday about a proposed increase set to be decided today.
He has the most stomach-churning, nauseating, just rotten musical taste,'' grumbled Taylor, describing the offensive sound as a cross between the music of Sting and Creed.
At the county Registrar-Recorder's Office in Van Nuys, workers grumbled about having to return.
A number of black actors and comedians have grumbled that Fox, which built its network on such African-American-centric comedies as ``In Living Color'' and ``Martin,'' has abandoned minorities in favor of aliens and ``reality'' shows.
Blade grumbled because the special teams once again gave up big plays on his watch.
I shouldn't have to do this,'' she grumbled, peering from a smidgen of shade under her floral straw hat.
When Gates grumbled to Roberts about how slowly cable TV companies were upgrading their networks to carry Internet traffic, Roberts responded with a chuckle, saying, ``Why don't you buy 5 percent of the cable industry?
The state can do more,'' grumbled Charles Dunn, 20, who lost his mobile home and his parents in the storms March 1 that spun off dozens of tornadoes and killed 25 people.