The company is slating at least $1 billion to pay for severance and other related costs alone.
It fell to a critic on the Westminster Gazette to do the out and out "slating."
And this was all the result of the slating the press gave to Mavis Clare!
The matter of the poem is praised; the “slating” is only for the form and metres.
The timbers of the roof are on, and we are beginning to board it for slating.
Or, slake lime in tar, and into it dip sheets of the thickest brown paper, to be laid on in the manner of slating.
Somebody in their papers has been slating the Dayspring properties, and there's a good deal of stock they couldn't work off.
The critic reviewed a premire we had just given, slating every one but myself, and saying that I belonged on the world-stage.
Wy, it's worth a fair six d a week jest to see 'em a slating Old Chips!
mid-14c., from Old French esclate, fem. of esclat "split piece, splinter" (Modern French éclat; see slat), so called because the rock splits easily into thin plates. As an adjective, 1510s. As a color, first recorded 1813. Sense of "a writing tablet" (made of slate), first recorded late 14c., led to that of "list of preliminary candidates prepared by party managers," first recorded 1842, from notion of being easily altered or erased. Clean slate (1856) is an image from customer accounts chalked up in a tavern.
1520s, "to cover with slates" (earlier sclatten, late 15c.), from slate (n.). Meaning "propose, schedule" is from 1883; earlier "to nominate" (1804); the notion is of writing on a slate board. Related: Slated; slating.