“Suze smackdowns” and “financial reality slaps,” to use the parlance of the show and its devoted followers, are often doled out.
Rather, they sent a batch to the manager of each bureau, who doled them out to whomever they wanted.
My mother had a saying that she doled out after every small injustice, every heartbreak, every moment of abject suffering.
New toys are studied, conversation topics reviewed, and tips are doled out.
Life lessons are doled out weekly on How I Met Your Mother.
I'm worth all kinds of money, but I can't touch a penny save what is doled out to me.
The little that was left in them must be doled out to the very last ounce.
Once a day a small ration was doled out--pitifully small--enough to tantalise appetite, but not to still hunger.
He became a master-cobbler and doled out what he took in to men like Jamie.
He hated her for the paltry allowance she doled out to him, as if he were an irresponsible child.
Old English dal "state of being divided; sharing, giving out," shortened from gedal "portion," related to dæl "deal," from Proto-Germanic *dailiz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon del, Middle Dutch deil, Dutch deel, Old High German teil, German Teil). On the dole is 1920s.
"hand out charity," mid-15c., from dole (n.).