“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.
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.).