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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Could you work with people who constantly criticise, slag you off and tell you how much better they are than you?
Sorry Liverpool fans, but as a true blue Evertonian I have to use every possible chance to slag you off.
I wish before people slag you off they would check the facts.
Amy sounds silly but if she continues to slag you off, then take this up with your boss.
If you want us to write about your company, you might even lavish us with gifts in a bid to make us write glowing things about you or feel bad if we slag you off, etc.
We are all growing old day by day and one day I'm afraid you too will be over 60 and I do hope you can turn the other cheek when people slag you off.
People do get personal and slag you off, but that goes in one ear and out the other.
Far classier to take the "society of total opinion" line, telling fans subtly that you respect their right to slag you off but, to your humble way of thinking, they're blowing hot air out of their ignorant backsides.
Basically, you post your best pictures of yourself and invite people to slag you off.
What's more difficult for Mancini are the players who go behind your back to slag you off.
Find a p***k to slag you off and motivate yourself with this challenge.