gnashing of teeth

gnashing of teeth
humorous angry complaining.

There was much gnashing of teeth over his omission in the England squad.

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  • gnashing of teeth — anger, complaining    When the hospital closed, there was much gnashing of teeth …   English idioms

  • (wailing and) gnashing of teeth — often humorous phrase words or actions that show that you are very angry or upset Thesaurus: anger and annoyancesynonym sadness and unhappinesssynonym Main entry: gnashing …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnashing — gnash|ing [ næʃıŋ ] noun (weeping, wailing and) gnashing of teeth OFTEN HUMOROUS words or actions that show that you are very angry or upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gnashing — UK [ˈnæʃɪŋ] / US noun (wailing and) gnashing of teeth often humorous words or actions that show that you are very angry or upset …   English dictionary

  • weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth — noun consternation, worry …   Wiktionary

  • Gnashing — Grinding the teeth. More formally called bruxism. Gnashing, or bruxism, is due to clenching of the teeth other than in chewing and is associated with forceful lateral or protrusive jaw movements. This results in grinding or rubbing the teeth… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gnashing — Gnash Gnash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gnashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gnashing}.] [OE. gnasten, gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn?sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen.] To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teeth — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dentition, fangs, tusks; see tooth 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. molars, bicuspids, incisors, canines, *grinders, fangs, *pearly whites. WORD FIND • adolescence, last molars that erupt: wisdom teeth • baby or… …   English dictionary for students

  • gnashing — adj. grinding of the teeth næʃ v. grind the teeth together (in anger or pain) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gnashing one's teeth — grinding one s teeth in anger …   English contemporary dictionary

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