remonstrate with (one) (about someone or something)

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remonstrate with (one) (about someone or something)

To plead or argue with one in protest, objection, or complaint (about someone or something). I spent the entire day remonstrating with the manager of our hotel about the terrible quality of our stay. Instead of spending so much time remonstrating with her, you should take a moment to explain how she could do the work properly in the future. I'm done remonstrating with you about John. It's clear you're not going to do anything about him.
See also: remonstrate, someone
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FURY: Pards remonstrates with the officials and is sent to the stands (right)
UP IN ARMS Didier Drogba cannot believe it as a chance goes begging NOTHING TO SING ABOUT Boss Carlo Ancelotti remonstrates with his side
Skipper Robert Page remonstrates with referee Lee Probert about the penalty that got away.
He seems to be caught offside too much (admittedly sometimes erroneously, it was a goal against West Ham) and then, rather than rejoin play (get back onside) he remonstrates with the linesman for far too long.
Darren Gough remonstrates with umpire TN Samrasingag CRUNCH TIME...
The ball is eventually rolled into the empty net, at which point Flahavan miraculously jumps to his feet and remonstrates with the referee, who, unsurprisingly is already on his way back to the centre circle while Swindon celebrate.
NET PAIN: Craig Gordon is helpless as Pompey score and (left) Alan Smith remonstrates with the referee in Newcastle's defeat at West Brom
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