slice of the pie
Also, slice of the cake. A share of the proceeds or benefits, as in It's reasonable for a heavy contributor to ask for a big slice of the pie. This metaphor for a division of the spoils dates from the late 1800s. Also see the synonym piece of the action.
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Well, the pudding moment arrived, and a huge slice almost obscured from sight the plate before us.
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Having achieved this feat he sighed again, and applied himself assiduously to the pie.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair