People like to rail against bureaucracy, but they also expect Washington to help them out in a few fundamental ways.
Certainly, these costumes are easy to laugh at, but the time to rail against them has come and gone.
Just because it worked once to rail against the Affordable Care Act, doesn't mean it will work for all time.
In any case, Burgess likes to rail against these pushy liberals and their tricky, communistic light bulbs.
Even radical mullahs are known to rail against individual journalists as being un-Islamic or pro-American.
Yet all I could do was to rail against the unfairness of the unwarranted punishment.
You do not rail against steep places because you have a bad circulation.
Be angry if you will with things as they are; rail against fate if you will, but be grateful to me.
Parsons, who rail against the immorality of scepticism, say that this is all true.
She would then rail against the spirits and assert that next time she would beg her guides to keep such spirits far away.
"horizontal bar passing from one post or support to another," c.1300, from Old French reille "bolt, bar," from Vulgar Latin *regla, from Latin regula "straight stick," diminutive form related to regere "to straighten, guide" (see regal). Used figuratively for thinness from 1872. To be off the rails in a figurative sense is from 1848, an image from the railroads. In U.S. use, "A piece of timber, cleft, hewed, or sawed, inserted in upright posts for fencing" [Webster, 1830].
"small wading bird," mid-15c., from Old French raale (13c.), related to râler "to rattle," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of its cry.
"complain," mid-15c., from Middle French railler "to tease or joke" (15c.), perhaps from Old Provençal ralhar "scoff, to chat, to joke," from Vulgar Latin *ragulare "to bray" (cf. Italian ragghiare "to bray"), from Late Latin ragere "to roar," probably of imitative origin. See rally (v.2). Related: Railed; railing.