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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But equally, you don't accept a chap's invite, meet his family and eat his food, then slag him off in front of the world's press.
He said: "He is a good referee and I have had good relations with him through the years so I would never slag him off but it was the bit before it.
"Sam is a nice lad, I'm not going to slag him off. He made the most of his opportunities, but he only got those titles because I gave them up.
Those who choose to slag him off just because his is gay deserve the full weight of the law.
Francis White described Thornton as a "waste of space", while Richard Dixon said: "You not coming back next season then?" But there was one fan who defended Thornton, who is expected to try and earn a new deal at the Racecourse club, with Ross Perkins tweeting: "Alright for you to slag him off though not allowed to say nothing back."
I'm not going to slag him off too much simply because I have huge respect for what he did for Everton, and of course what the club did for him.
Sean, the only boy in the group, admits it's not what most teens his age are into, adding that he was worried his friends would slag him off when he first started.
It would be easy for me to slag him off but he is a great fighter."
And then, say, you publicly slag him off at every available opportunity.
Taylor laid into the pranksters who nicked his mobile phone on the way back from a match and rang some of his pals - including Glenn Hoddle - to slag him off.
I used to slag him off for being a bit podgy at times but he's fit, although he looks greyer and he's not getting any younger.
Don't slag him off but say, "Let me explain my side of the story".
I watch him every week and probably slag him off as well."
Hollywood legend Neeson joked: "I used to slag him off as a Taig - we'd slag each other off."
You can slag him off for his attitude - and how the Reds fans enjoyed it when they beat Mourinho's team in the Champions League - but there's no disputing the effects he had on players - and the fact he won the title twice.