One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Complain about or criticize continually.‘most reports rag on the crudeness of today's gear’
- ‘This guy is the meekest of mice, since he rags on a person he supposedly cares about.’
- ‘I mean ever since I got here, you've just been ragging on me left and right.’
- ‘‘Everyone rags on Baltimore, but I think it's a great city,’ says the sophomore from Rhode Island.’
- ‘You lie there defeated, ragging on yourself for the failure, mad at the judges because this can't be fair.’
- ‘Let her know you want her to quit ragging on you, pronto.’
- ‘I got a reasonably nice and thoughtful email from the guy I ragged on in my last post, although now I'm afraid to go to the site and read his ‘public’ reply.’
- ‘For example, my wife rags on me semi-constantly for not looking people directly in the eye when I'm introduced.’
- ‘Any guy who rags on the color of your shoelaces is scary.’
- ‘I hated to be late because Kristi used to rag on me when I kept her waiting.’
- ‘He remembered his own father ragging on him about his hair and clothes.’
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