dole\ out

v. phr.
To measure out sparingly.

Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • dole out — {v. phr.} To measure out sparingly. * /Since the water ration was running low in the desert, the camp commandant doled out small cups of water to each soldier./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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