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throw shade

slang To subtly issue insults or expressions of disapproval. I was just checking my phone for a second when Joe totally threw shade at me, saying, "Some of us don't need to be glued to our phones every minute of the day." My mom is the queen of throwing shade. She loves to say, "Is that really what you're going to wear?"
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The tides have turned and these days, simply arguing about politics seems to have become pedestrian, especially when you have jesters such as Ethel who throws shade after shade in the most tongue-in-cheek way possible - each topped off with a signature 'Charot
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In a comment that throws shade at some lawmakers who use the impeachment process to silence political opponents, the MBC said the process should not be used arbitrarily, noting that it should be treated as a 'weapon of last resort.
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Sports commentator Quinito Henson in fact throws shade at Horn, asking if Australia 'can be proud of the way he captured the title.