gripe

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gripe

1. a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic
2. Nautical the lashings that secure a boat
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Half of all staff do their griping at their desks while one in seven uses instant messaging or Skype to moan to colleagues or friends.
And I think instead of griping and making these grievances the whole House should get behind this programme and make sure we get on with it.
Craig ought to be given back issues of the Wizard, Hotspur, Tiger and Rover to remind him that griping counts for nothing.