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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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It does seem to be a knee-jerk reaction to slag off all politicians and call them a waste of space and money.
Two vertical rows of toothed tools press onto the slat and move forward through the slats, scraping the slag off each slat with a smooth forward motion.
SIR - In response to former Labour AM Tom Middlehurst doesn't it speak volumes that he manages to slag off Plaid Cymru AMs for refusing their 8.
HOWDID that so-called comedian Tarbuck have the front to stand on the stage at the Liverpool Empire and slag off the people of the city of Liverpool for being thieves?
I don't want to slag off the players but I am saying we were very disappointed.
It is our choice whether we want to just continue to skim the slag off the top of the furnace by focusing on the easy problems that others most solve or dig into what is immersed in the molten metal that we can solve ourselves.
Opposition parties this week jumped on a bandwagon to slag off the National Assembly's free school breakfast scheme.
A couple of months ago whizzkid Melbourne architect Sean Godsell was apparently getting it from the local architectural institute for daring in the press to slag off 'Smart-arse architecture that shocks you once', referring, I gather, to some recent proto-blob architecture in his city.
Politika is considered the mouthpiece of the government and there you go and slag off Clinton
Sir, - I suppose it's fair game to slag off the Tories for the decimation of the NHS but isn't the MP for Edgbaston (Post, Mar 14) stretching the truth by stating that it is a Labour Government delivering a new hospital for Birmingham?
This means they are being paid on average over [euro]800 a year to slag off the boss.
Tenders are invited for Slag cleaning from slag pot basement and slag off station at steel melt shop RWP/Bela.
It's easy to slag off Labour for opening up the voting for a new leader but their only mistake was to trust people.
Still, those who slag off their wee girl North West should lay off the insults.
If any Tory or Lib-Dem MPs read this letter then I hope it pricks your conscience and makes you think before you next slag off people out of work or on benefits.