- n. Whining and complaining, often contrived to evoke pity or shirk responsibility.
- v. present participle of bellyache.
“At home, when the Captain isn't tired, having a migraine, or stressed out (thereby giving in to yelling), I look at him and tell him to get back with me when he's done "bellyaching" and I walk into another room.”
“Why don't you stop bellyaching and help work through this process?”
“Not that they could give way to depression and gloom, for in organizations where bellyaching and rumor are rife—as they are in all armies—it was necessary to maintain an air of confidence at all times.”
“If we knew nothing else about this case but a list of those bellyaching we would know it was a good decision.”
“One is the quasi-Democratic tilt of the screenplay, with bad guys bellyaching about taxes on the rich and encroaching Socialism (gee, that sounds familiar).”
“We haven't heard a lot of bellyaching because driving cabs is what these guys do," Dowgwilla says.”
“Insofar as your bellyaching about fetuses, you should also direct your wrath to your party which does NOTHING about abortion but uses abortion as a wedge issue to get you to vote.”
“They might also consider suggesting that she take naptime before her speech, and offer her a snack of apple juice and Ritz crackers prior to the strident bellyaching her sycophants pay her for.”
“Both men are now leaving, and both — contrary to the bellyaching on the left — deserve props for helping to prevent a depression.”
“All I know is that for all of their quarreling and bellyaching, they had begun in romance and they gestured back to that romance a hundred times a year.”
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