moan about (someone or something)

(redirected from moaning about)

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!
See also: moan

moan about something

to complain about something. What are you moaning about? I am not moaning about anything.
See also: moan
References in periodicals archive ?
I can't believe that people are moaning about England footballer Harry Kane tweeting about how proud he was that his fiancee Katie gave birth to their new daughter without any pain relief.
Bout time we had some proper summer weather Ben Harkws Kinson The People moaning about the sun will Now moan about the rain.
The dairyman stopped moaning about the lack of rain.
IT appears everyone is moaning about our NHS and to be quite fair they do have issues to moan about.
Summary: Thanks to the constant moaning about certain politicians who call the shots and make promises that will never be kept, the streets of Lebanon are never silent.
Asked if so many changes to his team was down to prioritising the home games ahead against Liverpool and Aston Villa, Allardyce insisted not, suggesting several fringe players had been "moaning about (not) playing".
Ah, The Open, with its traditional trappings – baked fairways and golfers moaning about unfair pin positions.
WHILE Moyes was moaning about the sending off, Kenny Dalglish was noticeably reticent about criticising the referee, which is refreshing after his recent outbursts.
HOW come people are still moaning about immigration levels?
AUNTIE Cheerful wrote an uplifting letter Cheer Grumpy Up (Examiner, November 28) in a gallant attempt to cheer up grumpy old men likemewho are "always moaning about everything in the Examiner.'' I have to say, however, there's nothing quite like a good old moan about all sorts of things that deserve being soundly moaned at.
Ticking us off for moaning about the economic crisis, just because 140,000 people are losing their jobs monthly, causing huge hardship, stress and family break-up.
One minute Celtic fans are moaning about Scott Brown because he can't control himself on the park.
I AM sick and tired of people moaning about the pensioners getting free bus passes.
Arguments against: Players moaning of tiredness after playing extra game (while they're adding a few more noughts to their pay); managers moaning about extra game and foreign refs; international managers moaning about extra club game; players moaning about injuries picked up in extra game; players and managers moaning about opponents in extra game, etc.