Slate – Severely criticise another person
It's late (slate) – very late, in fact - and her parents severely criticise her for arriving home so late.
Examples of slate in a sentence
The critics slated her latest play, which they said was ill-conceived and unoriginal.
Before you slate me for being late, at least give me a chance to explain how it happened.
If you slate him for driving too fast, he might point out that you recently incurred a speeding fine yourself.