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dish the dirt

slang To gossip about someone or something. Those popular girls are always dishing on the dirt on someone in our class. I know, it's been way too long since we got together and dished the dirt.
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dish the dirt

Sl. to spread gossip; to gossip. Let's sit down, have a drink, and dish the dirt. David goes down to the tavern to dish the dirt.
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dish the dirt

Spread gossip or scandal, as in Sally was notorious for dishing the dirt. [Slang; 1920s]
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dish the dirt

If one person dishes the dirt on another, they tell people unpleasant or shocking things about them. Many politicians are not above dishing the dirt on a fellow politician. In his autobiography he dishes the dirt on his buddies. Note: People sometimes describe this activity as dirt-dishing. By speaking out as he did, he has pushed up the potential value of any dirt-dishing memoirs he cares to write.
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dish the dirt

reveal or spread scandalous information or gossip. informal
1997 New Scientist We love revisionist biographies that dish the dirt on our icons.
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ˌdish the ˈdirt (on somebody)

(informal) tell people unkind or unpleasant things about somebody, especially about their private life: When the newspaper offered her £10 000, she was only too happy to dish the dirt on her friends.
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dish the dirt

tv. to spread gossip; to gossip. Let’s sit down, have a drink, and dish the dirt.
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