Meaning: to make very negative comments, to strongly criticise
- British newspapers nearly always rubbish local sports teams when they don't do well in international competitions.
- Why does that guitarist in Oasis always rubbish other bands? I don't think I've ever heard him say anything nice about another band, except for The Beatles.
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If a popular film critic rubbishes a new movie, we'd expect
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Contributor: Matt Errey