dish out

dish out  {v.}
1. To serve (food) from a large bowl or plate.
Ann's mother asked her to dish out the beans.
2.  {informal}
To give in large quantities.
That teacher dished out so much homework that her pupils complained to their parents.
3.  {slang}
To scold; treat or criticize roughly.
Jim likes to dish it out, but he hates to take it.
Compare: HAND OUT.
Categories: hand {informal} {slang} {v.}