lion's share


Definition of lion's share

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

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bulk, generality, majority, mass, preponderance



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Examples of lion's share in a Sentence

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

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The Trump campaign represented the lion's share of the group's spending—the NRA spent $54 million on the 2016 elections in total. Luke Johnson, Fortune, "NRA’s 2016 Donation to Trump’s Campaign Pays Off," 21 Aug. 2019 That's why Facebook and Google are capturing the lion's share of advertising revenue. Sally Hubbard For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Facebook needs more than a $5 billion fine. It needs a new business model," 25 July 2019 Physical made up 19% and the lion's share (46%) came from performance rights and sync. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "Warner Music Acquires Slovakia's Forza Music," 5 July 2019 Brazil have also had the lion's share of the bragging rights in recent years, winning 12 of the last 21 meetings., "5 Classic Clashes Between Brazil & Argentina Ahead of Wednesday's Copa America Semi-Final," 2 July 2019 Just like with any player moving to England from across Europe for the first time in their career, an air of mystery is understandably going follow - especially for stars who are tasked with scoring the lion's share of a team's goals that season., "Sebastien Haller: Why West Ham's New £45m Striker Could Prove to Be the Signing of the Season," 16 July 2019 Beijing holds the lion's share of these features with approximately 27 outposts peppered throughout. NBC News, "Chinese military conducts anti-ship missile tests in hotly contested South China Sea," 1 July 2019 Most Americans believe the tax cut didn't help them or made them worse off -- data show the law saved most Americans a modest sum, while top earners capturing the lion's share of the savings. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "A rallying cry for the Democratic presidential candidates: "Soak the rich"," 26 June 2019 That's less than what the House planned to offer: the lion's share of $197.6 million collected in fees on utility bills, starting in 2019. Jessie Balmert,, "Ohio's nuclear 'bailout' bill changed again. Here's what you need to know.," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of lion's share

1742, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lion's share

: the largest part of something

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