One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a slice of fruit cake’
piece, portion, wedge, chunk, hunk, lump, slab, segment
sliver, wafer, shaving
escalope, scallop, scaloppina, fricandeau
British informal wodge
2‘local authorities control a huge slice of public spending’
share, part, portion, tranche, piece, bit, parcel, proportion, allotment, allocation, percentage
informal cut, whack, rake-off
1‘slice the cheese as thinly as possible’
cut, cut up, carve, divide, segment, section
2‘one man had his ear sliced off in the fight’
cut off, sever, chop off, hack off, shear off
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