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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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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.
IN REPLY to Patrick Leonard (Letters, April 3), he says Jim Hampton and I always slag off the coalition government.
I do not slag off areas on a whole, I have never had any major problems with people from Eston or any other areas, that I could comment on.
Toby Zirpolo, Pimlico **Star there for all to see What more can the punters who foolishly slag off Mr Nicholls want than a public gallop for Kauto Star?
Richard says: "People slag off eBay, but I can't believe my luck." QUENTIN SAYS: You're right.
I have been a Blue for 55 years and will be Blue till I die and nothing would persuade me to slag off David Moyes who has done so much for this club.
"A lot of people slag off this belt but I am delighted to have won it,"
``I do what everyone else does, sit there and slag off the music, slag off the dresses and slag off the political voting -it's hysterical,it's so political.
This was another one of those documentaries that tried to slag off the tabloids, but which obviously could not have been made without them.