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.


Nearby words

  1. sley,
  2. slezsko,
  3. slic,
  4. slice,
  5. slice bar,
  6. slice-of-life,
  7. sliced,
  8. slicer,
  9. slick,
  10. slick as a whistle

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