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Slang

pan

This page is about the slang term pan

Meaning

to strongly criticize someone or something

For example

  • Most of Kevin Costner's movies have been panned by the critics.

  • The previous president's performance in office has been panned by just about everyone.

Quick Quiz

A book that has been panned by most literary critics and book reviewers is probably

a. not very good

b. very challenging

c. a great read

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Contributor: Matt Errey