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gripes

(grips) [AS. gripan, to grasp]
Intermittent severe pains in the bowels. Synonym: intestinal colic
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There were gripes like "The French are always criticizing.
The company is invited to remedy the problem and remove the stain of the publicised gripe, earning a "cheer." Users can also send out a "cheer" in the first place, to applaud customer service well done.
"Grab A Gripe" will give residents the chance to try and influence police priorities.
Los expertos medicos se esfuerzan por desmentir la idea de que "todos vamos a morir", despues de que la OMS anunciase el pasado jueves 11 jueves el paso al nivel 6 de alerta por la gripe porcina, lo que significa que esta enfermedad, denominada oficialmente A(H1N1), se convirtio en una pandemia.
I should have stayed on top of the gripes inspected throughout the day.
They have gripes about over-priced official club travel, the clubs' failure to link up with an experienced Euro-football travel specialist and a shameful short notice dumping of Xanthi hopefuls last week.
Your sibs may occasionally get jealous, and don't expect them to be sympathetic when you gripe about the harsh plight of being in the spotlight.
What to do about it: Encourage feed-back-use questionnaires, provide a special e-mail address for gripes (and compliments), conduct phone surveys and train front-line employees to watch for signs of dissatisfaction and report them to management.
But don't permit gripe sessions to become too regular or too protracted.
Among the gripes are complaints about French morals, drinking habits and hygiene, as well as the country's plumbing deficiencies and politicians.
African Americans are still fighting for their rights, but these days, instead of taking to the streets with picket signs, they are taking their gripes to the courts.