lion's share


Definition of lion's share

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for lion's share


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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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 While Maricopa County boasts the lion's share of the state's charter schools, some have sprung up in more populated towns like Flagstaff and Prescott. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Squeezed by declining enrollment, Arizona's rural schools are suffering," 12 June 2019 Juul, the company with the lion's share of the e-cigarette market, has come under increasing scrutiny by public health experts and the FDA for its popularity among youth. Michael Nedelman And Arman Azad, CNN, "#Juul: Study makes the case for stricter regulation on e-cigarette marketing," 3 July 2019 In line with previous years, revenues collected on behalf of Sacem's 164,000 members (including over 20,000 from outside France) generated the lion's share of income, rising 2.1 percent to €970 million ($1.2 billion). Richard Smirke, Billboard, "France's Sacem Posts Record Revenues of $1.7 Billion," 17 Apr. 2018 The music will get the lion's share of attention, especially with Beyoncé and the Weeknd performing, but the festival's art is always a conversation starter — and excellent Instagram backdrop. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Essential Arts & Culture: MOCA mum on its future, Bowie ballet tribute, Coachella art tower," 14 Apr. 2018

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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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