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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Super villain Greene wavered yesterday between saying he was "not bothered" by what the Americans think of him to not wanting to be the man who "just slags them off," but Jackson certainly appeared to have heard of the Welshman's explanation.
I don't want to be seen as the athlete who just slags them off.
But in a roundabout way, Simon is helping them because every time he slags them off, the public vote for them.
Washed-up rocker Billy Mack - played by Bill Nighy - releases a single, Love Is All Around, against Blue, slags them off and defaces photos of the fit band.
They've been targeting him with abusive phone calls and poison pen letters because bolshy Charlie slags them off so much in the soap.