lion's share

noun

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

Synonyms

bulk, generality, majority, mass, preponderance

Antonyms

minority

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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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That should generate the lion's share ($15.9 billion) of the $22.1 billion in TV revenues, CTA estimates. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "I just bought a 4K TV. Don't tell me 8K is coming!," 11 Jan. 2018 The fact that the company stuck taxpayers with the lion's share of the cleanup bill rankles some observers, especially in light of the family's reputation as budget hawks critical of government spending. Brian Slodysko, Houston Chronicle, "Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy," 13 July 2018 The fact that the company stuck taxpayers with the lion's share of the cleanup bill rankles some observers, especially in light of the family's reputation as budget hawks critical of government spending. Brian Slodysko, The Courier-Journal, "Cleanup of Pence family's failed gas stations cost Indiana taxpayers $20M," 13 July 2018 But the lion's share of the people that HHS is dealing with are, like Art said, they are abandoned by people. Fox News, "Border Patrol official: Disgusting to attack border agents," 22 June 2018 Critics said some of the more rural regions would suffer from extraordinary rates of poverty as individual states, while coastal communities flourished in new, smaller states where the lion's share of California tax revenue is generated. Author: John Myers, Anchorage Daily News, "Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot," 13 June 2018 While Sanford's loss will get the lion's share of attention -- for a lot of reasons including Sanford's own personal transgressions of the past -- the victory by one-time Trump aide Corey Stewart in Virginia is at least as big a story. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Tuesday's results show the dangers of crossing Donald Trump," 13 June 2018 The World Finals will take place June 19 in Las Vegas where one champion will hoist the esports equivalent of the Stanley Cup and take home the lion's share of the $100,000 in prize money. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "NHL gets into the esports business with global tournament this spring," 12 Mar. 2018 Arcia's high-level defense -- his 10 defensive runs saved ties him for fifth-most in the majors with, among others, teammate Lorenzo Cain -- still merits him receiving the lion's share of playing time at shortstop, Counsell says. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Orlando Arcia still mired in a slump, Hernán Pérez gets a start at shortstop," 17 June 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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lion's share

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lion's share

: the largest part of something

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