dish out (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb dish out (2).

Meaning: If you dish out something like criticism or advice, you give it often and without much thought.

Synonym: dole out (informal), hand out

For example:

  • dish out sth When he gets drunk, Barry dishes out praise that's too high, or he dishes out criticism that's too strong. He never seems to get it right.

  • dish sth out The more someone understands about life, the less likely they are to dish advice or criticism out to people.

Quick Quiz:

Ruth must think she's some sort of expert on human behaviour. She's always dishing out

a. advice to people

b. food to people

c. medicine to people

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