lion's share


Definition of lion's share

: the largest portion received the lion's share of the research money

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She claimed the lion's share of the credit for the show's success. the lead actress deservedly got the lion's share of credit for the show's success
Recent Examples on the Web Wayne County has consistently seen the lion's share of applications, with more than 35,000 people signing up for help. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 13 Oct. 2021 Before his suspension, her father had the lion's share of day-to-day power over his daughter's choices for 13 years. Andrew Dalton, ajc, 30 Sep. 2021 While Democrats control all of the levers of power in political Washington, Republicans remain in charge in the lion's share of critical state legislatures and governor's offices. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 17 Sep. 2021 Forbes 500 businesses and startups get the lion's share of attention for their digital efforts. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Securing a lion's share of the digital revenue tied to your customers. Amit Samsukha, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Yet analysts say there is little doubt that the party will take the lion's share of seats., 16 Sep. 2021 Coveted players in college basketball and football will likely get the lion's share of endorsement deals, but baseball, volleyball, golf and hockey will see their fair shares as well, Derdenger predicted. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 30 July 2021 But Juul is the biggest e-cigarette maker in the U.S. and its products comprise the lion's share of the market. Sony Salzman And Dr. Adela Wu, ABC News, 9 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of lion's share

1742, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2021

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“Lion's share.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lion's share

: the largest part of something


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