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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Joe Lenzie tells us: "We love when people slag us off.
A common complaint from superiors in my time working for clubs was "why should we invite these people into our home ground, free of charge, taking up the most expensive seats, when all they do is slag us off?
I'm astonished that Guy Opperman can slag us off when we are offering the parents every help and assistance to get the solution that is acceptable to them.
The young players slag us now - saying we always mention the 'spirit of '99' in interviews
It makes no sense therefore to slag us as deniers or sub-humans, or even, it must be said, Nazi thinkers.
I have always loved this city and am one of the people who sit up and argue and defend the place when others in the national press feel the need to slag us off.
They enjoy a glass of red wine in my office and say nice things to my face, and then slag us off in front of the TV cameras.
They just got us on air to run us down and slag us off, not to listen to what we had to say.
Yes, we can get the hump when people from other countries slag us off.
on your contract but you must agree not to slag us off in public.
He said: "It is the Manchester United of TV, everyone wants to slag us off.
We will also make a mark in Europe again and show these clubs that this country should be proud of us and not slag us off all the time.
People can boo and slag us off and say whatever they want, but every time we go out on the pitch nobody can fault us for effort - we give everything we have every time we play.
Before anyone else can slag us off we have proba bly done it,been there and got the answer printed on a T-shirt.
Daniel phoned me and said: 'Please don't slag us off'.