Is the measure you mete out the
measure you measure out?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To mete is to measure or distribute;
thus, to mete out is to measure out. The word derives from the Old English
metan, to measure.
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