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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IF JOEY Barton does not get a game for England this week simply because some stars are miffed because he slagged them off for writing books after failing miserably in the World Cup, it will be a disaster.
Hamilton, you may remember, incurred the wrath of Labour's Lanarkshire Ladies when he foolishly slagged them off in a newspaper column.
And Italians slagged them off as "chronically impolite".
ROBBIE Williams has apologised to his former Take That bandmates for the way he continually slagged them off after he quit in 1995.