slag (someone) (off)

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slag (someone) (off)

1. To criticize 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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I like wearing my glasses and I'm not going to change for a few fans slagging me.
All my mates will be in the stands slagging me off anyway.
Williams said: "We've been slagging each other off and I felt if he started slagging me off again what happened could have been ugly for boxing.
Williams explained: "We've been slagging each other off and I felt if he started slagging me off again what happened could have been ugly for boxing.
Arguing that he "deserved recognition" for his achievements - despite past run-ins with the Football Association and the odd "bad tackle" - Wright said: "People like David Mellor can get a foot on the ladder by slagging me. He's always slagging me, and this is a man who has no credibility with anyone.
But Botham came fighting back and branded Illy "an old prat'', adding: "If only he devoted as much time and energy getting the England team right as he does to slagging me off we might not be in this mess."