rank on (someone or something)

rank on (someone or something)

slang To criticize or complain about someone or something in a petty and naggingly critical manner. You know, the way you rank on the boss all the time is getting pretty old. So many people waste their breaths ranking on the government but won't vote or take any action to improve things.
See also: on, rank
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rank on someone

Sl. to attack someone verbally; to gossip about someone. Please stop ranking on my family! Tom keeps ranking on Jennifer, and she is really mad about it.
See also: on, rank
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rank on someone

in. to attack someone verbally; to gossip about someone. (see also rank.) Please stop ranking on my family!
See also: on, rank, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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