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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Carla throws a client out and slags off Tina in front of Tina's grieving mum.
But Mantel is guilty of exactly that kind of casual cruelty when she slags off young Kate.
UNIVERSITY bosses are snooping on students' social networking web pages - and cracking down hard on anyone who slags off lecturers.
By true Mancunian, obviously I mean a bloke who can't afford a Man United season ticket anymore, so slags off the Glazers and goes to watch one football club to show his undying support for a different one.
In an interview this week she slags off other WAGs has a go at Victoria Beckham and reckons Peaches Geldof is 'up herself'.
She also slags off celebrity magazines - and then gets herself plastered all over them with the new baby.
I would like to think Mr Barton would start to let his feet do the talking before he slags off the greatest supporters in football.
And why does the NEC article talk about the good it will do the city, yet the Blues article slags off the NEC bid
If Dawnie in Allesley means CSI and Law and Order when she slags off channel 5 she is dissing the best shows on TV.
Allison (Liz Armon Lloyd) slags off Carys (Kate Jarman) to Lip.
Chris regularly slags off George's BBC6 Music show.
Every time he slags off the McDonald brothers, Scotland rallies around and votes.
I WAS appalled to read about the exhibition which slags off the Irish Government's campaign to shut Sellafield.
Now he slags off players that have done more for NUFC than his `support' will do.
He praises the September 11 attackers and slags off our troops who have fought so bravely to liberate Iraq.