One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A share of an amount of money or business available to be claimed or distributed.‘orchestras have seen cultural rivals get a bigger piece of the pie’
- ‘If we sell the house and in 10 years' time somebody gets permission, we might as well get a slice of the pie.’
- ‘By the end of December, only about 30,000 people nationwide had applied for a piece of the pie, a tiny fraction of the number the settlement could handle.’
- ‘His wife has now filed for divorce and is asking for a slice of the pie.’
- ‘It is hardly surprising that others are now demanding a slice of the pie.’
- ‘With the EU expanding the real concern is that existing farmers will see their supports further eroded as new member states get a slice of the pie.’
- ‘But licensing money is a slice of the pie by which all major leaguers are created essentially equal, with their payments based solely on service time, not on star power.’
- ‘Blockbusters spawn numerous producers who all expect a slice of the pie.’
- ‘Now residents living near the hot springs want a piece of the pie.’
- ‘But this system seems geared towards only helping those who already have a piece of the pie.’
- ‘Most of them want a slice of the pie or over-state their role in the book's production.’
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