portion control is a great idea, when people get to choose it in practice.
Every week, on the Sabbath, Jews around the world read a portion of the Torah.
The portion of loans that were more than 30 days overdue fell from 2.32 percent to 1.87 percent.
My portion of the silver rails lies between Washington and New York.
I'll take this as a pushback against Bloomberg's mechanism - a half-limitation on portion sizes - as compared to the basic idea.
The other portion killed and ate his own kind, or was killed and eaten by his own kind.
We must, however, confine ourselves to the South American portion of the range.
This is the portion eaten, and to use an Americanism, "It is not at all hard to take."
He then produces the bulbous stalks, and squeezes a portion of the juice into the pot.
On hearing this, I mentally advanced my portion to seventy-five per cent.
early 14c., "allotted part, share," from Old French porcion "part, portion" (12c., Modern French portion) and directly from Latin portionem (nominative portio) "share, part," accusative of the noun in the phrase pro portione "according to the relation (of parts to each other)" (see proportion). From late 14c. in general sense of "section into which something is divided."
"to divide in portions," early 14c., from Old French porcioner "share out, divide in portions," from porcion (see portion (n.)). Related: Portioned; portioning.