Phrasal Verbs

dish out (2)

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


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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