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 Latavius Murray, who got the lion's share of the carries in Week 1, had just three touches for 14 yards last week. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "The Edge: Assessing how New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers stack up for Week 3," 24 Sep. 2020 The animal emoji have gotten the lion's share of the attention, with some designs rolling back to their Android 4.4 appearance, like the turtle and frog. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Android 11—The Ars Technica Review," 23 Sep. 2020 But that changed in the late 1970s, with the rich capturing the lion's share of economic growth, while middle-class and lower-income workers eked out gains far below par. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "The price of inequality? Lost annual income of $42,000 for typical worker, study finds," 14 Sep. 2020 The work would be divided into 143 individual projects in seven states, with the lion's share – 92 projects totaling $1.6 billion – in Louisiana, mostly around New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mark Schleifstein,, "Corps to spend $2 billion elevating levees, installing stronger floodwalls along Mississippi River," 1 Sep. 2020 Placing the burden on mothers — who are historically responsible for the lion's share of childcare work — to manage homeschool and improvise summer camp during their remote workdays. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "To Make Things Worst, A New Survey Says Dads Are More Likely To Get Promoted While Working From Home," 28 Aug. 2020 The lion's share from Collier -- about $376 million -- will pay off about half of the debt that Utz accumulated during its acquisition spree in the 2010s. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Utz, maker of Zapp's and Boulder Canyon chips, is going public," 29 Aug. 2020 Demonstrators burned the outer gate of the entrance to the parliament building in Basra province, the area that produces the lion's share of Iraq's oil. Nabil Al-jurani And Samya Kullab, Star Tribune, "Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices," 21 Aug. 2020 Influencers, the Egyptian gods of today, command the lion's share of public attention. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Robots Are Setting the Beauty Standards of Our Future," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lion's share

1742, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Lion's share.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lion's share

: the largest part of something

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