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dole out

To distribute something, either physically or verbally. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dole" and "out." I'll have the volunteers dole out pamphlets to the audience before I begin my lecture. Rachel is always doling out criticism, so of course she's sensitive to any critique of herself.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dole something out

(to someone ) to distribute something to someone. The cook doled the oatmeal out to each camper who held out a bowl. Please dole out the candy bars, one to a customer. She doled it out fairly.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dole out

v.
To distribute something: The government doles out cheese to the needy. The teacher doled pencils out to the students.
See also: dole, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The beauty of it all is that the project works so well that the beneficiaries have gone full circle, sold their hogs for a profit enough to start all over without needing anymore dole outs or cash assistance from taxpayers money.
To give you a glimpse of how it may turn out, here are the quick answers to the above: 1.) No later than 35 years old, or once married, whichever comes first; 2.) pay for your own; 3.) four years; 4.) college graduation; 5.) at least 20% and rate should grow as income grows; 6.) at least every other Sunday; 7.) themed and together as much as possible; 8.) in a place we have not been to together; 9.) every night when together; 10.) no dole outs but enable each other how to get back on track and be clear with debts; 11.) to be used primarily to fulfill family values such as 'No Fres-Fausto descendant shall be deprived of quality education because of financial constraints.'
However, if it's being used politically and the P15 billion you're asking me will be given as dole outs in a campaign, that is completely wrong and I'm sure and I'm certain that Secretary Sarmiento would not risk his good name just for his political party, Legarda added.
Instead of cash dole outs, Pinol would like the government to provide "livelihood funds" to 4Ps beneficiaries that they can use to plant vegetables or other agriculture commodities.
The loan program aims to reduce and eventually eliminate farmers' dependence on government subsidies and dole outs. It also intends to contribute to the administration's target of cutting poverty by end-2022.DA's flagship lending program recently reported a 100 percent repayment record in the Cordilleras.
RMAF communications director Tina Virina also highlighted the importance of a finance mechanism by establishing an enterprise for the poor and by the poor, adding rural communities should not settle with dole outs.
The senator said it is alarming to know about 30 percent, or P19-billion of the money allocated for the monthly cash dole outs did not go to the intended beneficiaries.
In between these large cash dole outs, Tzu Chi's core volunteers from Taiwan and their Filipino counterparts set up more than 300 prefabricated classrooms made of fiberglass to replace the ones destroyed by Yolanda's monster winds.
Pampanga now has a second chance without having to ride on the back of a foreign government or dole outs, but the leaders and businessmen of Pampanga must face the mistakes of the past and solve the problems that others ignored.
There was no cash dole outs. All they received, Tipigar said, were grocery items consisting of five kilos of rice, three cans of corned beef, and five cans of sardines before they were returned to the streets.
Makati is the richest local government today, with no budget deficit for nearly three decades, and no dole outs from the national government.
So far, our choices have been limited to the traditional politicians and their families or some unqualified popular personalities who have been exploiting the poor and uneducated voters comprising 90% of our population in order to acquire, retain or re-acquire political power through name recall, political patronage and dole outs of the ill gotten wealth they acquired once in power.
It may be true that donations to charity increased last year because of the over-the-quota calamities we went through, but it is doubtful if the dole outs were of such magnitude as to substantially reduce revenue collections.
We should now start rebuilding our lives and stop depending on dole outs," Idano said.