One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unfair and inadequate share of something large.‘it will amount to no more than crumbs from the European Commission'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.’
- ‘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.’
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