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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Barry, president of the Tipton Community Association, hit back saying: "Has this guy who's been slagging us off ever been to Tipton?
But the blazing row between two of Northumberland's most senior politicians has seen council leader Jeff Reid hit back and tell Mr Opperman "to read his own Government's education policy before he goes slagging us off".
They are all slagging us off, my suffering is so funny apparently.
As we left The Oval, people with broad London accents wearing the green shirts of Pakistan were slagging us off," Swann wrote in an article for The Sun.
Not only will it give us a chance to silence those people who have spent the past 10 years slagging us off, but it will give Welsh rugby a chance to forget the frustration of two weeks ago when we lost out to Ireland.
A MESSAGE to David Sullivan: Stop Slagging us Blues fans off.
Which just goes to show we shouldn't fret about outsiders slagging us off when we're so good at doing it ourselves.
Everybody has been slagging us off and we probably deserve it,' he said.
We made a bad start but those people who've been slagging us off should remember that we've now won eight of our last 12 games and lost only two.
By slagging us off at every opportunity, by hoping we get relegated and he scores the winning goal.
IM fed up of seeing fans slagging us off im only 14 but id like 2 see other fans do something with no money.
This prompted deputy council leader Andy Howell to quip: 'We will stop slagging you off, if you stop slagging us off.
We have stuck with a European jockey and spent a lot of money to come out here, and have to listen to him slagging us off and saying it's a waste of time.
Moving on to matters Rangers, George Leggat, Largs, said: "It would be nice for once if teams in the lower divisions said thanks to Rangers supporters for filling their stadiums and bank books over the past few years instead of slagging us off all the time.