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throw shade

slang To subtly issue insults or expressions of disapproval. I was just checking my phone for a second when Joe totally threw shade at me, saying, "Some of us don't need to be glued to our phones every minute of the day." My mom is the queen of throwing shade. She loves to say, "Is that really what you're going to wear?"
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Henson clarified that Ryan Seacrest actually has her support after a lot of Twitter users assumed that that she threw shade at him at Oscars on Sunday night, amid an allegation of sexual misconduct against the TV host.
Gerry McGovern offered counsel after reading a recent column in which I threw shade on the creator of the signs in Las Vegas that proclaim "Violators will be trespassed.
Teo seems to think so, as she casually threw shade at Boracay Island and other beach destinations while promoting Malabon as the next big thing in local tourism.
Combs then threw shade at the CW's description of the series as a"fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series", assuming the feminist reference implied that was missing from the original.
The senator also threw shade at President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs marred with alleged 'extrajudicial killings.
Continuing his weeklong tirade at Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, LF chief Samir Geagea threw shade at Nasrallah saying: "We heard a lot of talk recently of opening the Lebanese borders to armed groups .
He wrote: "Hey everyone who threw shade about The Budgie/Blochairn Bar, it was one of my favourite DJ sets ever.
Abbas threw shade on 'Israel' and Hamas's secret negotiations to establish a Palestinian state on Gaza and part of Egyptian lands.
The author of Princess Diana's book, "Diana In Private," recently threw shade at Andrew Morton, the author of "Diana" and "Diana: Her True Story 6 In Her Own Words.
The 58-year-old's latest statement is not the first time he threw shade at the former UCLA Bruin.
Not one to take Twitter abuse lying down, model Gigi Hadid hit back at a troll who threw shade on her runway strut and dating history.
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The undefeated fighter once again threw shade at his Irish counterpart on Thursday (Friday in Manila) by ruthlessly pointing out his net worth and comparing it to his own.
The singers' beef with each other started last year when Taylor, 25, threw shade on an anonymous singer who "tried to sabotage an entire arena tour - she tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me", which fans worked out was K-Pez.
Miranda Lambert recently threw shade at her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, and fans cheered her on.