Definition of “someone can dish it out but he or she can’t take it” - English Dictionary

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“someone can dish it out but he or she can’t take it” in American English

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someone can dish it out but he or she can’t take it

someone easily criticizes other people but does not like it when other people criticize him or her:

He’s mad at me for teasing him – he can dish it out, but he can’t take it!

(Definition of “someone can dish it out but he or she can’t take it” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)