dish the dirt (on

dish the dirt (on somebody/something)

to talk about other people without worrying about being truthful E-mail us and dish the dirt on anyone – husbands, kids, whoever. Did you know that now astronauts can dish the dirt from space?
Related vocabulary: dish out something
Etymology: based on the phrase dish out food (to serve food ) and dirt (negative information about a person)
See also: dirt, dish