beef about
{v. phr.} To complain about something. * /Stop beefing about your job, Jack. You could have done a lot worse!/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • beef about — {v. phr.} To complain about something. * /Stop beefing about your job, Jack. You could have done a lot worse!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beef\ about — v. phr. To complain about something. Stop beefing about your job, Jack. You could have done a lot worse! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beef — I n. 1) to boil; braise; broil; cook; roast; stew beef 2) chipped; corned; salt (BE) beef 3) (AE) beef Wellington 4) baby; prime beef USAGE NOTE: Corned beef in the US is not the same as corned beef in GB. II v. (D; intr.) ( to complain ) to beef …   Combinatory dictionary

  • beef — beef1 S3 [bi:f] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: buef, from Latin bos ox ] 1.) [U] the meat from a cow ▪ roast beef ▪ We have both dairy and beef cattle on the farm. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beef — beef1 [ bif ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the meat from a cow: a slice of roast beef ground beef a ) relating to this meat: the beef industry beef cattle beef stew 2. ) count usually singular INFORMAL a complaint: GRIPE: What s his beef? 3. ) uncount… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beef — I. n 1. a complaint or grudge. This use of the word has occurred in American English since the early years of the 20th century, originating in the speech of criminals, pugilists and marginals, etc. Since the 1940s British speakers have also… …   Contemporary slang

  • beef — Noun. 1. Muscly, strong looking males. Informal 2. A complaint, a grievance, problems (with something). E.g. If you ve got a beef about the decision, then fill in the appropriate appeal forms. Orig. U.S …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Beef Bourguignon — ( fr. Bœuf bourguignon) is a well known, traditional French recipe. It is essentially a stew prepared with beef braised in red wine (preferably an assertive, full bodied wine such as Burgundy) and beef broth, generally flavoured with garlic,… …   Wikipedia

  • Beef — For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). An uncooked rib roast …   Wikipedia

  • Beef III — Infobox Film name = Beef III image size = caption = Beef III Cover director = Peter Spirer producer = Joshua Krause Peter Spirer writer = Peter Spirer narrator = Kay Slay starring = music = Nu Jerzey Devil cinematography = editing = Gabriel Reed… …   Wikipedia

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