a piece/slice/share of the pie

noun phrase

: a portion of a particular amount of money
The state needs to give public schools a larger piece of the pie.
He's the best player on the team and he wants a bigger slice of the pie.

Examples of a piece/slice/share of the pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trough-feeders are united in supporting the largesse, even though each one would benefit from just a slice of the pie. James M. Hohman, National Review, 22 Dec. 2023 And for the first time, a giant gaming company is allowing creators to get a piece of the pie. Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Well, there’s no better way to help people thrive than by giving them a piece of the pie. Melissa Jun Rowley, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 Everyone wants a piece of the pie, and everyone wants in on the Swift money machine. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 6 Oct. 2023 The next decade will prove if CCS can hold on to a share of the pie, or if NACS will fully supplant it as the national standard, which is something the Society of Automotive Engineers is evaluating, Reuters reports(Opens in a new window). Emily Dreibelbis, PCMAG, 20 July 2023 Others have come in and trying to get a slice of the pie. David Bloom, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Gaming is a multibillion dollar industry; this approach from Twitter mirrored attempts by tech companies like Apple, Meta, Google and most notably Microsoft (which owns Xbox and is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard) to earn a slice of the pie. Nathan Grayson, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2022 To finalize a deal, Caballero and Wicks worked together to craft two bills that promised each coalition a slice of the pie. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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“A piece/slice/share of the pie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20piece%2Fslice%2Fshare%20of%20the%20pie. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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