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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"I hope the criticism of him dies down because it's not good, people slagging someone off for doing what they want to do."
"I'm sure they'd think twice about slagging someone off based on the colour of their skin or their sexuality, knowing they could get into trouble - yet they think I'm fair game because I've lost a leg.
"The people who perpetuate nonsense in newspapers and clearly want nothing more than a nefarious tale or the people that read it "Everyone is aware that we are just slagging someone off.
When it comes to office gossip the best thing to do is try not to get involved, because inevitably while you are slagging someone off behind their backs they are doing the same to you.
With no means of clawing his way into the papers apart from slagging someone off, the moody Oasis star has decided to have another pop at Rob.
Brian McGhee, Elderslie, said: "I find it ironic that McCulloch is slagging someone off for putting in a bad tackle when he's made a career of battering people, throwing elbows and making snidey wee tackles on people."
You write a joking email slagging someone off then accidentally send it right to them.
At the moment, the situation is ongoing so I don't want to get too deeply involved in the ins and outs of the case but the fact is, if you decide to build a website slagging someone off, then be aware that if the subject of your venom should get to know about your site and takes umbrage, you could be landed with a very expensive court case.