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mete out

To distribute or dispense something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mete" and "out." It is the Supreme Court's job to mete out justice in a situation like this.
See also: out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mete something out

to measure something out. She meted the solution out carefully into a row of test tubes. She meted out the cookies to each of them.
See also: out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mete out

v.
To distribute and apply a measure or judgment of something: The cook meted out small portions of soup to the soldiers. Our school principal metes out strict punishment to those who break the rules. The central office gathers information and metes it out to the departments that need it.
See also: 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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But Congress has no plan to mete out its cuts evenly.
6710, which was unanimously approved on final reading with 224 votes, would also mete out this penalty for fraud involving more than 50 automated teller machine (ATM) cards.
6710, which was unanimously approved on third and final reading with 224 votes, would also mete out this penalty for the crimes that involve more than 50 automated teller machine cards.