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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.
See also: off, sling

sling hash

1. To serve food at a diner or cheap restaurant. ("Hash," in this sense, refers to a dish or stew of chopped meat and vegetables.) I spent five years slinging hash for 60 hours a week to pay my way through college.
2. To sell hashish. (Hashish, shortened as "hash," is the resin from cannabis plants prepared to be smoked, chewed, or ingested.) I used to sling hash during my college days, but too many of my friends got locked up for it, so I got out of the game.
See also: hash, sling

sling hash

Serve food in a restaurant, especially a cheap establishment. For example, The only job she could find was slinging hash in the neighborhood diner. This term alludes to the inelegant presentation and nature of the food, in effect, tossing hash before a customer. [Slang; mid-1800s]
See also: hash, sling

sling hash (or plates)

serve food in a cafe or diner. North American informal
See also: hash, sling
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The "Snap Shot[R]" assault sling keeps the weapon slung across the chest and an elastic keeper strap holds it close to the body when the firer takes his hands off of it.
When the rifle is slung over your shoulder, you no longer have positive control of your muzzle should you stumble or fall, and many safeties are placed so they can be brushed to the "fire" position while you're walking.
This is all well and good except trudging up a hill with the rifle slung can, after a while, be tiring to say the least no matter which shoulder its slung from.
Among its 892 pages and many illustrations I find no hunter carrying a slung rifle.
The hasty sling is also operable with the rifle carried slung over the shoulder muzzle down.