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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 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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How might this realistic, or sceptical, theory of generosity help us to modify our understanding of Mr Justice Nupkins's position, or that of the old grumbler? Mauss suggests that to be seen to give is 'to show one's superiority, to be more, to be higher in rank' (p.
(The grumbler doesn't see why priests and nuns are better witnesses than anyone else.)
My only real grumble as a DJ, and believe me I am an Olympic-level grumbler, is concerning manners.
Bill Wells & Aiden John Moffat @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Thursday) * ONCE the lead grumbler in Glasgow's premiere musical miserablists Arab Strap, Aiden Moffat has long carved out a curmudgeonly career as the furrowed brow behind some pretty seminal lovelorn and booze-soaked tales of unrequited lusting.
BACK in 1949, self-declared "grumbler" JB Priestley wrote a magical collection of short essays on the little things in life that caused him delight ...
A cynical, gallows humour grumbler maybe, and a vocal critic when need be, but not a boo boy.
Having said all that, I think I turned from angel to grumbler overnight on my 13th birthday, so I'll stay open-minded.
"I'm not a grumbler," says Norma, the troubleshooter behind Spike's depressive genius.
IF there was a Pulitzer prize for the biggest grumbler then surely your correspondent LW of Tynemouth (EC, Sept 11) would be a qualifier.
She's normally a very happy young woman and not a grumbler, so I took her words to heart.
This grumbler once gave the Tories pounds 5million - its single biggest ever gift - and Cameron would dearly love another dollop of dosh from his fellow Old Etonian.
Now Keegan is ready to off-load his Gallic grumbler and use the cash to strengthen his back four.
Millennials are the top grumblers, with two thirds complaining for 14.3 minutes every day.
The grumblers can only grumble and smash their sullen buttocks against hard, sulky places.
And yet again the grumblers and grousers declared that he had been let down by City manager Pep Guardiola.