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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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Even in a tough year, maybe you should try a bit harder with your constructive complaints before you fall back on grumbling.
We are God's grumbling people who nonetheless daily receive bread.
For years, city politicians have been grumbling about repealing or lengthening term limits, but the politicians themselves would rather not launch this effort -- that would be too nakedly self-serving.
Some among the Religious Right are grumbling that Congress has not done enough to advance its agenda.
Be happy to smile and even laugh at yourself when you feel this hubbub going on inside, it is all baby-talk, cowardly and unreasonable grumbling, which we shall never cease to carry around with us.
WHEN his Kilmarnock team-mates were grumbling about the freezing cold in training last week Frazer Wright was quick to remind them they've no idea how easy they've got it.
Grumbling of Salem, formerly of Eugene, who died July 4 of age-related causes.
What makes the hedge fund pay packages all the more shocking is that hedge funds are a source of the grumbling about CEO compensation.
From National Review to The Heritage Foundation, not to mention such libertarian redoubts as The Cato Institute, the grumbling is reaching impressive levels.
Likewise, the personal tale of Burlington, Vermont, farmer Cynthia Hawley's near fatal infection with the antibiotic-resistant DT104 Salmonella strain is riveting, and her bitter grumbling during convalescence that the word "'farm' is becoming a misnomer.
it drones; the grumbling monotone encourages us to disagree with it, but the words invariably color our viewing.
She says that Beirut is a gathering place for exiles as the Lebanese are famous for their grumbling and complaining and free speech is still allowed.
And, we'd guess, a similar year-in and year-out grumbling among a majority of its members would follow.
I don't know how often I've sat at various conventions and convocations and watched audiences sit in perplexed wonder--sometimes grumbling, sometimes shaking their heads--as a nice, obviously dedicated public servant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (GMS) attempts to explain the latest regulatory missive emanating from a small office somewhere in Washington or Baltimore.
Health insurers hailed the decision as a major cost saver, but consumers are grumbling as they enter the height of allergy season.