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 obviously doesn't realise that I can hear him, as he's been slagging me off, too.
Walker said: "The lads are slagging me off for claiming it was my goal but Chris's shot was going wide anyway."
"What a bad mistake that was slagging me off. I'm going to punch his head off."
But yesterday 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.
I had to read papers every day slagging me off but a lot of the things made me laugh, I don't blame anyone.
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.
With a face like thunder, he rounded on Boycott and raged: "Stop slagging me off in public!