dish it out

idiom

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

Examples of dish it out in a Sentence

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“Dish it out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dish%20it%20out. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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