dish it out

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dish it out

: to criticize other people
  • He can dish it out, but he can't take it when others do the same to him.

Word by Word Definitions

dish play
  1. : a more or less concave vessel from which food is served

  2. : the contents of a dish

  3. : food prepared in a particular way

  1. : to put (something, such as food for serving) into a dish

  2. : present

  3. : to make concave like a dish

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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