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    To dish about

    Soccer superstar David Beckham appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to dish about making babies with wife Victoria.

    I'm come across "dish about" I've ever heard before. Only knew "dish out" or "dish up". What does it mean?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: To dish about

    It's slang for idle talk; gossip.


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    Re: To dish about

    Is there a worse connotation about that?

    I mean when you "dish about" something you slag someone off. Like this sentence: one is spreading ... on someone.

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    Re: To dish about

    This source dish: Definition and Much More from Answers.com gives "Chiefly British Slang. To ruin, foil, or defeat."


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    #5

    Re: To dish about

    Thanks Soup. It's most king of you.

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    Re: To dish about

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's slang for idle talk; gossip.

    Must be Am English. We have 'dish the dirt' over here (though that started life as an Americanism - I first heard it in the Pal Joey song 'That's why the lady is a tramp'); I suppose the progression was from 'dish the dirt about' to 'dish about'.

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    PS 'It's most king of you'. Don't you mean "queen"?
    Last edited by BobK; 09-May-2008 at 13:48. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: To dish about

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Must be Am English. We have 'dish the dirt' over here (though that started life as an Americanism - I first heard it in the Pal Joey song 'That's why the lady is a tramp'); I suppose the progression was from 'dish the dirt about' to 'dish about'.

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    PS 'It's most king of you'. Don't you mean "queen"?
    Could you give your idiom to me? And please, tell me whether I got to be wrong for "It's (the) most king of you".

    Oh, I want to pick BobK's brains.

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    Re: To dish about

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    Could you give your idiom to me? ...
    I wouldn't call it "mine". The idiom 'dish the dirt', which we share with Am English, means "gossip". The line in that song was 'Don't ["She doesn't" - it's in a list of things the 'tramp' does] dish the dirt with the rest of the girls - That's why the lady is a tramp'. (It might as well have been in a foreign language when I first heard it - 'dish the dirt' 'tramp' )

    (And pick away )

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    Re: To dish about

    Thanks to giving me a leg up. I get one's head around it now.

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