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sling off at (someone)

1. To tease, mock, or ridicule someone. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Ah, don't take everything so personally, I'm only slinging off at you! It took me a while to get used to the way Sarah's family slings off at each other off all the time.
2. To criticise or upbraid someone in a harsh, insulting, and abusive manner. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I wish the boss would offer some constructive criticism instead of just slinging off at us when something goes wrong. I'm so glad the neighbours moved. Every night, the wife slung off at her husband, and it was incredibly irritating to listen to.
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For minor misdemeanours soldiers would take the sling off their rifles and just whack a prisoner with it.
As I got better, it felt really good to take my sling off and start stretching my arm.
Because the matter falling in wards tends to spin faster, astrophysicists think that a newly forming star propably will sling off some of its mass.
Fling it into a running bath, sling off all your clothes and get ready to frolic in petals, ylang-ylang and lavender oil.
Humphreys will have his sling off next Wednesday and is hoping to return for Cardiff in the Welsh Cup game against Newport on April 26.