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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 something

to complain about something. What are you moaning about? I am not moaning about anything.
See also: moan

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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I moaned about the vastly inflated budget, up from pounds 2billion to pounds 9.
I moaned about successive governments grandstanding about the Games while caring little for grassroots sport.
I moaned about building the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the local businesses that were displaced.
The latest rant is not the first time Tevez has moaned about his lot, despite his whopping salary.
Whether or not she then moaned about the company policy which meant she had to sound positive when asked questions about positivity is not recorded.
Every now and then the earth moaned softly the wind swayed the tree, the tree brushed her lower branches against it and soothed it with a cooing sound.
All the earth-colored things under the tree moaned with the earth and were also sad, as if by being mud-colored they were bleeding with her.
The earth moaned quietly for dead things, for hurt trees and broken flowers.
She constantly moaned about the temperature during her stint in the BB main house.
Except for my Rotund Chum, Graham, who has sweated and moaned.
They could have moaned a lot more and when they have moaned they have been spot on - if I had been sitting in among them I would have moaned as well.
When we got back he moaned about the price, and then about the change.
The former boxing champ claimed he was only taking part in BBC 1's Celebrity Sleepover to escape from his wife's constant nagging - and moaned that his daughters treated him terribly.