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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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 The lion's share of Volf's film shows her at her most glamorous: heavily jeweled, never less than perfectly attired, frequently clutching a tiny toy poodle, the very picture of a diva. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "In Maria by Callas, Celebrating an Opera Icon In Her Own Words," 2 Oct. 2018 The domestic market provides the lion's share of Anta's revenue, but the company aims to be a global competitor with multiple brands, Chairman and Chief Executive Ding Shizhong said earlier this year. Ese Erheriene And Dominic Chopping, WSJ, "China Sports Retailer Anta Nears $5.2 Billion Deal for Amer," 7 Dec. 2018 Not surprisingly, there is a concentrated number of festivals, a small number of festivals, that make up the lion's share of the festival sales. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "StubHub's Jeff Poirier on Transparency, Legislation, Ethics & More in the Resale Ticketing Business," 18 May 2018 Iranians made up the lion's share of the roughly 65,000 foreigners from the six countries who visited with temporary, or non-immigrant visas that year. Seventeen, "The New Trump Travel Ban Just Went Into Effect," 30 June 2017 To his credit, Cox himself performed the lion's share of the stunt work (roughly 80 percent), and the choreography required several rapid switches for his stunt double to take over. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Wilson Fisk is back and better than ever in season 3 of Daredevil," 12 Nov. 2018 In the future, Tesla will have a growing portfolio of products, with no single product accounting for the lion's share of its revenue or profits. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why almost everyone was wrong about Tesla’s cash flow situation," 26 Oct. 2018

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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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