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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.
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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.
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When authorities interrogated Moan about the authenticity of the woman's claims, he admitted to hitting her in the past saying that he was "tired of taking care of her and taking her in her wheelchair everywhere.
In fact, we could even have to find something new to moan about.
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Squeak, there are other animals inside the pump, the great manatee Trichechus manatus--you've seen it float like a rug that has something wrapped in it among grasses that will not return, eeeoooiieeooooouuuuu, this moan will not be the same mammal but is a democracy with no false knowledge, the sounds pushed to the edge of a painting, globs of oil floating to shores of salt-marshes.
Now that's enough to bring a king-sized moan from all of us.
Because that mean old levee taught me to weep and moan.
It also reminds us that fads are nothing new, as the spate of "Black Snake" songs--"That Black Snake Moan," "New Black Snake Blues," "That Black Snake Moan Number 2"--attests.
The clit moan, the clit-vaginal moan, machine-gun moan, the WASP moan and the twisted-roe moan.
Some of these categories are methodological (EVERY TRACK OUT), some visual (EVERY BLUE), some character or plot based (EVERY WIFE AND GIRLFRIEND; EVERY MOAN OF PAIN).
In an amusing column in the Edmonton Sun, Ted Byfield said that this decision showed that conservative Canadians are finally learning how to moan.
Moan to production editor about changes in editorial lineup.
When near enough to hear her moan, I have offered to do the dishes; I have offered her my chair or a pillow for hers.
She didn't cry with tears like the sky, but she moaned with sighs and groans like black women working in the fields moan.
Moan 1: The pitch is too flat This was the recurring theme at the end of Day One, and the staple of social media, blogs, newspaper columns and Sky Sports post-match punditry.