The archetypal Arizonan did not slag the state; he spoke in the language of a real-estate brochure.
We could toss all this information onto the ever-growing “Oh, those crazy Republicans” slag heap, have a laugh, and let it go.
It would be the equivalent of someone trying to slag Halle Berry without mentioning Catwoman.
"refuse from smelting," 1550s, from Middle Low German slagge (German Schlacke) "splinter flying off when metal is struck," related to Old High German slahan "to strike, slay" (see slay (v.)).
"denigrate," by 1971, from slag (n.) in a secondary sense of "worthless person" (1788). Related: Slagged; slagging.
: this lame ''slacker'' attitude a la Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High
An indolent and detached person; shirker; idler: The epitome of the slang-slinging, wise-cracking slacker (1898+)
[revived in the 1990s to describe a sort of cultural anomie]