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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Of course it's mean to slag someone off for the way they look.
So think on next time you slag someone off like Pete Price for voicing an opinion on the much maligned smoker.
I'm not going to sit here and slag someone off but at the end of the day I'm the one sitting here with the medal.
I'm not going to sit here and slag someone off, but, at the end of the day, I'm the one sitting here with the medal.
I would call it as I saw it, I wouldn't slag someone off for the sake of it because I know how hard it is.
I'm not going to slag someone off but at the end of the day I'm the one sitting here with the medal.
Then you get old players coming out of their holes getting offered a grand to slag someone off.
The next time he wants to slag someone off, Mikey ought to use the phone.
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating said last night: "Noel has to slag someone off for his image.