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A share in an exciting or profitable enterprise:‘they'd underwrite the cost of the drilling in return for a piece of the action’
share, portion, bit, cut, quota, percentagecommission, dividendwhack, slice of the cake, rake-offView synonyms
- ‘Publishers, software makers, entertainment companies, and universities themselves are lining up to take a slice of the action.’
- ‘And anyone who is anyone has to be there if they want a slice of the action.’
- ‘However, visitors hoping to catch a slice of the action will be disappointed.’
- ‘So all you wannabe camera operators after a slice of the action, here's the checklist from a true expert.’
- ‘Indeed, it wasn't long before his fellow competitors were clammering for a slice of the action.’
- ‘Everyone is desperate to get a slice of the action.’
- ‘It's no wonder that the players want a slice of the action.’
- ‘An Irish delegation will meet with the English in 10 days but lay their cards firmly on the table and demand a slice of the action.’
- ‘Some experienced miners even travelled from the United States and Australia to catch a slice of the action.’
- ‘They will now aspire to having a slice of the action.’
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