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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And Niamh accuses Yvonne of sleeping with Paul, and isn't convinced when Yvonne slags him off as a: "balding, middle-aged, second hand car salesman.
JUDY MURRAY last night hit back at her son's critics and insisted anyone who slags him off doesn't know the real Andy Murray.