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 couldn't care less whether a player is from Tyneside or Timbuktu, and I'm not slagging them off, I'm only expressing my opinion.
Ms Clarke told the Evening Standard: "I don't feel that I have been slagging them off - it was just a laugh.
Despite the fact that he was slagging them off, they didn t want to be accused of helping hi to advertise them.
A Birmingham City fan came up to me in the pub and started having a go, saying I was slagging them off.
They nearly killed themselves in the rush to apologise to coach Eddie Jones, kicker Elton Flatley, wing Stirling Mortlock and the rest of the team for slagging them off over the past few weeks.
The 43-year-old Pop Idol judge upset Will Young and Paula Abdul after slagging them off.