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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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After the interview, several viewers took to Twitter to point out that Henson was throwing shade at Seacrest - a speculation that was bolstered after the "Hidden Figures" actress (https://twitter.
She had compared herself to the contestant, telling him she too is a "vocalist" - and some viewers felt Simon was throwing shade by going against what she'd said.
We're throwing shade for the makers, dreamers, doers, and all in betweeners working a 9-5 or grinding solo" - resonates deeply with a legion of workers across all professions.
Months after publically throwing shade at Hezbollah for possession of arms outside of state control, Kaag met with Qassem in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Monday morning's controversial crowning of the Miss Universe 2015 title has sparked further online frenzy with the video of Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine Riek throwing shade at Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach's win.
THROWING SHADE PANTONE has already declared its colour of 2016, which is, somewhat confusingly, both rose quartz and serenity.
So stop throwing shade, chuck out olive branches instead and show young girls around the world what being strong women really means.
I'm not throwing shade and being mean when I say this; everybody saw it," he said.
She's snow spoken out about the NFI in her Best magazine column, not-so-subtly throwing shade at Andrea for being excluded from the big day.
Giada was jokingly throwing shade at Nicole, who did not take it lying down.
The 31-year-old rapper has been busy boasting about the breadth of his career, while throwing shade on Tinie Tempah or Skepta.
The death of Kim Cattrall's brother did not stop the "Sex and the City" star from throwing shade at Sarah Jessica Parker.
s, ou Reading is blatant insults, whereas throwing shade is a bit more of a veiled attack.