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 also had a pop at grumpy grandmas: "Grandparents love the kids but when they give them back they slag them off. Does anyone do that?
People can't read enough of them - and then slag them off when they're not quite right.
"So I'm not going to give the SNP the satisfaction of coming here to slag them off.
Let's back our local talent, not slag them off at the first chance we get!
He's always really nice, but I've seen him before when he was managing Girls Aloud and he'd slag them off like, all the time.
And we don't show injured footballers any sympathy - we slag them off.
And their owners don't slag them off to the national and regional media every month.
She said: "They tell them what to say, what to wear, what to sing and then they slag them off when they do it.
So, before the Labour Party starts to slag them off at what they didn't achieve in the past 12 months maybe they should look at their record of spending achievements first - like Cathedral Lanes and the Phoenix Initiative, which if a majority of the elected people had a free vote would have backed out of these projects unanimously.
Louis' face was a picture as all he did last year was slag them off. So who's going to win X Factor this time?
As an England Test star pointed out: "You don't have to slag them off but you must stand your ground and look them in the eye."
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"I have heard people in Scotland slag them off and I think that's awful.
But let's slag them off, anyway: Mark Durden-Smith is smug and smarmy.
This is a worrying situation, but perhaps we should help the stewards rather than just slag them off for neglecting to spot obvious misdemeanours.