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piss and moan

To grumble, gripe, or complain excessively and/or in an annoying fashion. My daughter has reached the age where she pisses and moans about everything we ask her to do. Well, if you spent less time pissing and moaning and more time doing your work, you'd be finished a heck of a lot sooner!
See also: and, moan, piss

bitch and moan

rude slang To complain about someone or something. This phrase is usually indicative of the listener's annoyance about the complaints. Oh boy, which dead president is grandpa bitching and moaning about today? If you hate your job so much, quit bitching and moaning about it and look for a new one!
See also: and, bitch, moan

moan about (someone or something)

To grumble, gripe, or complain about someone or something to an annoying, excessive degree. My daughter has reached the age where she moans about everything we ask her to do. Well, if you spent more time doing your work and less time moaning about it, you'd be finished a heck of a lot sooner!
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moan out

1. To utter loud, prolonged moans. I could hear someone moaning out in the dark, but I couldn't see them. I'll never be able to rid myself of the memory of hearing all those wounded and dying soldiers moaning out on the battlefield.
2. To utter something in a low, guttural, droning voice. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "moan" and "out." He managed to moan out his name before losing consciousness from the blood loss. It's incredibly awkward hearing to the woman next door moaning her lover's name out in the middle of the night.
See also: moan, out

moan with (something)

To utter loud, prolonged moans because of some intense sensation or stimulus. It's incredibly awkward hearing the woman next door moaning with pleasure in the middle of the night. I'll never be able to rid myself of the memory of hearing all those soldiers strewn about on the battlefield moaning with the agony of their injuries.
See also: moan

moan about something

to complain about something. What are you moaning about? I am not moaning about anything.
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moan something out

to say something in a moan. The injured woman moaned the name of her assailant out. She moaned out the name.
See also: moan, out

moan with something

to groan because of pain or pleasure. The patient moaned with pain and fear. Ken moaned with pleasure.
See also: moan
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And in the unlikely event we didn't, we could moan about it so much it would constitute a resit.
Each day he would have a fresh dry weather moan. Too hot to sleep one day then the next it would be at the "stoor" and dust blowing about.
"I can moan more about them than they can moan about me, that's for sure."
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We moan. A good grumble out load or in front of someone who shows sympathy to what we're going through is actually good for us.
In fact, we could even have to find something new to moan about.
That's what you do, you only moan, that's your job.
But the moaners had 13 years to change the course of British history - so why moan now?
Phay Siphan, spokesman for Cambodia's Council of Ministers said Thai troops renewed their attacks Saturday morning at Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples and another spot, using artillery.
Pulling up, beginning a low moaning action, pulling a deep choral moan with cracks up through the body, the crude through the cracks of sea & earth, pulling neuro-transmitters glutamate, acetylcholine, & others across chasms in the nervous system, into the larynx until the sound acts by itself.
A SURVEY published this week concludes that Britons like to moan. On average, we spend 53 hours a year grumbling, and in terms of non-sleeping hours, that's a lot of time being negative!
comically, TV antenna-like, making that moan she moans before coughing
Because that mean old levee taught me to weep and moan.