slag (someone) (off)

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slag (someone) (off)

1. To criticise or upbraid someone in a harsh, insulting, and abusive manner. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. I wish the boss would offer some constructive criticism instead of just slagging us when something goes wrong. Each night, I can hear the woman next door slagging off her husband.
2. To tease, mock, or ridicule someone. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Ah, don't take everything so personally, I'm only slagging you! It took me a while to get used to the way Sarah's family slags each other off all the time.
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I'm gonna not be as naughty as I am on the Twitter and slag him off," he said.
Don't slag him off but say, "Let me explain my side of the story".
Those who choose to slag him off just because his is gay deserve the full weight of the law.
But there was one fan who defended Thornton, who is expected to try and earn a new deal at the Racecourse club, with Ross Perkins tweeting: "Alright for you to slag him off though not allowed to say nothing back.
I'm not going to slag him off too much simply because I have huge respect for what he did for Everton, and of course what the club did for him.
Tell him he can see his son when he wants, never slag him off in front of your boy and then work on getting your pride and self-esteem back.
Sean, the only boy in the group, admits it's not what most teens his age are into, adding that he was worried his friends would slag him off when he first started.
It would be easy for me to slag him off but he is a great fighter.
And then, say, you publicly slag him off at every available opportunity.
Taylor laid into the pranksters who nicked his mobile phone on the way back from a match and rang some of his pals - including Glenn Hoddle - to slag him off.
I watch him every week and probably slag him off as well.
I'm not going to slag him off, but it's like going from a king to a prince.
Hollywood legend Neeson joked: "I used to slag him off as a Taig - we'd slag each other off.
You can slag him off for his attitude - and how the Reds fans enjoyed it when they beat Mourinho's team in the Champions League - but there's no disputing the effects he had on players - and the fact he won the title twice.
It would be very easy for me to slag him off, but he is a great fighter.