(slice/share/piece) of the pie


1. a share of the benefits or profits from something






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look for/offer/give a slice of the pie

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If you get 'a piece of/ slice of/ a share of the pie' it means you profit or benefit from something or receive a part, share or amount of something. "If this venture is successful you will all get a piece of the pie." This is an informal phrase and in the UK you might hear 'a piece of the cake'  instead of 'pie'.

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  1. Ever since I won that money, I have had friends and family coming out of the woodwork looking for their share of the pie. It's been exhausting!

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  1. The entrepreneur was willing to offer the potential investor a larger slice of the pie in relation to his business in order to entice him on board.

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  1. One of the problems associated with awarding generous bonuses to high performing individuals is that other members of staff can become disgruntled, feeling that they deserve a piece of the pie as well.

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