dish out


1. speak or hand out (sometimes fervently)






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dish out compliments/criticism/food

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To 'dish out' means to give away something or hand out something freely. "If we dish out free samples of our product on the street, more potential customers will be exposed to our brand." Less figuratively it can mean to give advice. "You should talk to Romi about that she is great at dishing out advice." You can 'dish out' food onto a plate or 'dish out' criticism for example. This idiom can be used in social and professional contexts but it is quite informal. 

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  1. The server was constantly dishing out compliments to receive better tips from the restaurant patrons.
  2. When it came to criticism, my friend could always dish it out but she couldn't take it.
  3. We quickly dished out the raffle tickets to the audience before the show started.

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  1. During the promotion, we dished out over 10,00 samples to our target market.
  2. The founder of the company doesn't just dish out advice to anyone, you were very lucky to have such a great conversation with her.

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