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sling off at (someone)

1. To tease, mock, or ridicule someone. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Ah, don't take everything so personally, I'm only slinging off at you! It took me a while to get used to the way Sarah's family slings off at each other off all the time.
2. To criticise or upbraid someone in a harsh, insulting, and abusive manner. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I wish the boss would offer some constructive criticism instead of just slinging off at us when something goes wrong. I'm so glad the neighbours moved. Every night, the wife slung off at her husband, and it was incredibly irritating to listen to.
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While the rest of the crew was finishing up on the test stand, I decided to use the EIRV to drop the sling off inside the back of an F350 pickup truck.
A special ramp on the bow allows wheelchair users to safely board the vessel from dockside, and a remote-control electric winch and sling off the rear deck enables vacationers with mobility impairments to transition into and from runabouts.
He has been able to take the sling off for a few minutes at a time but said he probably will be wearing it until mid-December.
For minor misdemeanours soldiers would take the sling off their rifles and just whack a prisoner with it.
As I got better, it felt really good to take my sling off and start stretching my arm.
Because the matter falling in wards tends to spin faster, astrophysicists think that a newly forming star propably will sling off some of its mass.
Fling it into a running bath, sling off all your clothes and get ready to frolic in petals, ylang-ylang and lavender oil.