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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People can't read enough of them - and then slag them off when they're not quite right.
So I'm not going to give the SNP the satisfaction of coming here to slag them off.
Let's back our local talent, not slag them off at the first chance we get
Slag them off for any and indeed EVERY other reason you can think of, but not that.
He's always really nice, but I've seen him before when he was managing Girls Aloud and he'd slag them off like, all the time.
And we don't show injured footballers any sympathy - we slag them off.
And their owners don't slag them off to the national and regional media every month.
She said: "They tell them what to say, what to wear, what to sing and then they slag them off when they do it.
So, before the Labour Party starts to slag them off at what they didn't achieve in the past 12 months maybe they should look at their record of spending achievements first - like Cathedral Lanes and the Phoenix Initiative, which if a majority of the elected people had a free vote would have backed out of these projects unanimously.
And if not, he'll snarl, scream, slag them off and claim they, like every other ref and manager, have it in for him.
As an England Test star pointed out: "You don't have to slag them off but you must stand your ground and look them in the eye.
We're normally whingeing about taketake-take promoters, now we slag them off when they give something away
How simple it is to slag them off for being grasping sods with no grip on reality.
I have heard people in Scotland slag them off and I think that's awful.