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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For the last four years we have been insulted, slagged off and ignored.
THE X FACTOR, SAT, STV Back in 2005, Simon Cowell slagged off Chico.
politicians will carry on lying a lot, bankers will get paid a lot, the energy firms will overcharge you a lot, the BBC will get slagged off a lot then apologise "unreservedly" a lot, eurosceptics will whinge a lot, Nigella will be sympathised with a lot, Nigerians will send me emails saying they want to leave me a lot, Kelly Brook will show a lot and benefits claimants will be told to accept cuts to the bone or they'll lose the lot.
She's fed up of the reputation she has here and the way she gets slagged off.
What our PM fails to have noticed is that the US electorate didn't vote for Obama's economic policies, they voted against Mitt Romney, who slagged off the poor, trashed women's rights and lost the support of every ethnic minority in the country.
To go after a player he slagged off for most of last season is beyond me and not offering cash for Robbo is a further insult to both the player and to West Brom as a club.
He said, 'We are always being slagged off here in Wales for being dependent on England's finances and taxes - not true.
Contestants are spoon-fed witty answers, and get slagged off in planning meetings - mostly by reluctant host Brydon who plays an angrier, frustrated version of himself.
My role model is the notoriously acidtongued Lauren Bacall who has this week slagged off Tom Cruise.
POP Idol's Mr Nasty Simon Cowell has slagged off diva Madonna, saying she 'used to be good-looking'.
WoS, June 2) I look forward to Mr Shipton's in-depth report on why Plaid is asking for donations in return for FREE tickets to the public gallery of the Commons, or who was responsible for the allegedly humorous Gurnos website page that slagged off the estate.
Simultaneous O and C injection into the slag can ensure foam high enough to cover the arc and allow for maximum electrical input during refining, he said, adding that, at this time, the furnace should be tilted back slightly to control slag depth and allow the furnace to be slagged off.
STEVEN Taylor gets slagged off by the usual crowd who seem to delight in wallowing in misery.
SKY Sports presenter Jeff Stelling has red-carded himself from Twitter after his son was slagged off for his "s***" goalkeeping.
Poll took to talkSport yesterday to slag off Halsey because Halsey had slagged off the majority of Premier League refs and said they weren't good enough.