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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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Grumbly was working in her garden when the little man in the green hat suddenly appeared at her gate.
Grumbly has announced that most of the laboratory testing may continue at Los Alamos National Laboratories.
The four-cylinder engine is a shade grumbly at tickover, but smoothes out in mid-range before becoming more vocal again towards the limit.
A public judgement on Liverpool's boss seems to have been suspended until after the Everton clash, but a grumbly Anfield was treated to another unconvincing display.
Press the start button and the virtual silence is very different from the ugly, grumbly diesel note delivered by this car's competitors.
No Hero To Me is made from the same grumbly guitar stuff, McNabb's melodic vocal questioning the politics of liberation.
TIME TRIALS Coventry Road Club's ten mile time trial at Princethorpe: Dave Watson 21-43, Rich Chamberlain 22-13, Peter Delves 23-50, John Grumbly 24-33, Terry Meechan 25-13, Peter Key 25-34, Alan Jones 26-09, Andy Gardner 26-31, Elliott Brooks 26-47, Libby McLaren 27-00, Bob Awcock 27-43, John Eburne 28-06, Jonathan Coe 29-11.
At 31, he's the oldest of the group and has ambitions that stretch far beyond playing Grumbly for the delight of children.
There's been a grumbly undercurrent lately that the Internet is ruining everything.
This year, in fact, a success might well be the saving of his training career, because despite laying claim to being one of the most successful trainers, pound for pound, in the business, the master of Grumbly Bush farm finds himself on the brink of extinction.
SENIORS - Jim Wilcox 236, Frank Yamamoto 235, Jim Simmons 234, Earl Goodman 233, George Grumbly 226, Lavern Frantzich 224, Chuck Walling 224, Bill Salts 223.
EMMERDALE: Big grumbly bear Turner is taking every opportunity to growl at Jerry for his treatment of Diane.
Grumbly noticed that people who used to pass by without speaking began to stop to talk to her over her garden fence.
See also Robert Stavins & Thomas Grumbly, The Greening of the Market Making the Polluter Pay, in Mandate For Change 197, 198 (Will Marshall & Martin Schram eds.