slag (off)

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slag (off)

1. To criticize or upbraid someone in a harsh, insulting, and abusive manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slag" and "off." 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. The boss slagged my idea off in front of everyone at the meeting.
2. To tease, mock, or ridicule someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slag" and "off." 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. I had a feeling the other kids would slag off my clothes, but I didn't care.
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He is an absolute legend, but it seems nowadays you don't hear anything from Lennox for a long time and then he pops up to slag someone off. Look what Robert did with the Team GB set-up, look what he did with Carl Froch, look what he did with Joshua.
Of course it's mean to slag someone off for the way they look.
If you don't feel like you can talk to your line manager about it, then either go to a senior member of staff who you feel you have a good relationship with and who wil be able to professionally advise you -- this is really important, you do not want to look like you're trying to slag someone off -- or just make a beeline for human resources.
So think on next time you slag someone off like Pete Price for voicing an opinion on the much maligned smoker.
"I'm not going to sit here and slag someone off but at the end of the day I'm the one sitting here with the medal."
"I'm not going to sit here and slag someone off, but, at the end of the day, I'm the one sitting here with the medal."
I would call it as I saw it, I wouldn't slag someone off for the sake of it because I know how hard it is."
"I'm not going to slag someone off but at the end of the day I'm the one sitting here with the medal."
"Then you get old players coming out of their holes getting offered a grand to slag someone off. Half of them are divorced so why do we listen to them?"
The next time he wants to slag someone off, Mikey ought to use the phone.
"It is the easiest thing in the world to slag someone off, but I know what it's like to be on the pitch.
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating said last night: "Noel has to slag someone off for his image."