dish the dirt

dish the dirt
verb
wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
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She won't dish the dirt

Syn: ↑gossip
Derivationally related forms: ↑gossiper (for: ↑gossip), ↑gossip (for: ↑gossip), ↑gossiping (for: ↑gossip)
Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak
Hyponyms: ↑rumor, ↑rumour, ↑bruit
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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dish the dirt (informal)
To distribute spiteful gossip, deal out malicious stories (about a person)
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Main Entry:dirt
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dish the dirt see under ↑dirt
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Main Entry:dish

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dish the dirt informal phrase
to tell people what you know about someone, especially things that could damage their reputation
Thesaurus: to harm someone's reputationsynonym
Main entry: dish

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informal reveal or spread scandalous information or gossip

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dish (the) dirt — see dirt
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Main Entry:dish

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  • dish the dirt on — dish the dirt (on (someone/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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dish the dirt — (on (someone/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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • dish the dirt — {v. phr.}, {slang} To gossip, to spread rumors about others. * /Stop dishing the dirt. Sally, it s really quite unbecoming!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dish the dirt — {v. phr.}, {slang} To gossip, to spread rumors about others. * /Stop dishing the dirt. Sally, it s really quite unbecoming!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dish the dirt — If you dish the dirt on something or someone, you make unpleasant or shocking information public …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dish the dirt — ► dish the dirt informal reveal or spread scandal or gossip. Main Entry: ↑dish …   English terms dictionary

  • dish the dirt — tv. 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 …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dish the dirt — informal to tell people unpleasant or shocking personal information about someone. Shauna agreed to dish the dirt on her millionaire ex lover for a fee of Ј5,000. (often + on) Some journalists just enjoy dishing the dirt …   New idioms dictionary

  • dish the dirt —    If you dish the dirt on something or someone, you make unpleasant or shocking information public.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dish the dirt on someone — dish the dirt (on (someone/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… …   New idioms dictionary

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