Definition of crumbs from —'s table in English:

crumbs from —'s table


  • An unfair and inadequate share of something large.

    ‘it will amount to no more than crumbs from the European Commission's table’
    • ‘It is that multinational corporations and the rich create wealth and he can then take crumbs from their table to distribute to the huddled masses.’
    • ‘Glasgow should not be embarrassed about taking the crumbs from the capital 's table.’
    • ‘She asked for the crumbs from the children 's table.’
    • ‘At this year's summit they decided to drop some crumbs from their table by way of throwing some dollars at the world's trouble-spots.’