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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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I know many readers will grumblingly protest that they're just not good at math!
Considering the fee as excessive, each owner, however, grumblingly paid Rs200 to the department to get his documents scanned and saved.
This year, Istanbul is one, presumably on the grounds of Turkey's EU candidacy, and to the chagrin of those who grumblingly insist that Turkey is not a European country.
Somehow her petrified muscles find action and she nudges Tom grumblingly awake.
Graden grumblingly blames it on the relative infancy of lesbian TV: "There should be 30 other shows to compare it to, but they don't exist yet.
Eustace Haydon; "Twenty-five centuries ago Hindu and Chinese conservatives were grumblingly adjusting themselves to 'modern movements.'" Nevertheless, the challenges were particularly galling for this generation of modernists.