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throw shade

throw shade
 v. phr.— «Associated with “voguing” is “shade,” defined as the “verbal abuse, criticism and humiliation of a rival or competitor.” “Throwing shade” is what they do when they do it.» —“Aching to Be a Prima Donna, When You’re a Man” by Vincent Canby New York Times Mar. 13, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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