a piece/slice/share of the pie

Definition of a piece/slice/share of the pie

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

slice play
  1. : to cut with or as if with a knife

  2. : to stir or spread with a slice

  3. : to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. : a thin flat piece cut from something

  2. : a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

  3. : a spatula for spreading paint or ink

share play
  1. : plowshare

  1. : a portion belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual or group

  2. : one's full or fair portion

  3. : the part allotted or belonging to one of a number owning together property or interest

  1. : to divide and distribute in shares : apportion

  2. : to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others

  3. : to have in common

pie play
  1. : magpie

  1. : a meat dish baked with biscuit or pastry crust — compare potpie

  2. : a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit or custard) in a pastry shell or topped with pastry or both

  3. : affair, business

  1. : less common spelling of pi

  2. : type that is spilled or mixed

  3. : a pi character or matrix


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