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dish sth out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with dish   /dɪʃ/ us  
to give or say things to people without thinking about them carefully: A good doctor listens to the patient rather than just dishing out drugs He's very keen to dish out criticism. He’s mad at me for teasing him – he can dish it out, but he can’t take it! to give or serve food to people: Jon, could you dish the carrots out for me, please?
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