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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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But in a year as hard as this, the scale of the grievances may give rise to a more strident form of grumbling that can lead to serious consequences.
"Why then are Journey South still grumbling? You can draw your own conclusions.
These are not insignificant accomplishments, and they should provide insulation against anything more serious than grumbling over this disappointing season.
I felt very small for my grumbling and at the same time thankful to be an American and exceptionally thankful for such young men as this one.
Recent church controversies over issues concerning homosexuality have caused grumbling among some potential ticket-buyers, he said.
He grumbles about the government and now he's grumbling about the opposition.
We are God's grumbling people who nonetheless daily receive bread.
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.
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.
A zoned-out male voiceover adds further uncertainty: "Stagnant, foul, soup, rancid, filth, seething ...," 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.