the lion's share


the lion's share
the lion's share the largest part of something.
Main Entry: lion

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • the lion's share — ► the largest part of something: »Basic womenswear categories now constitute the lion s share of clothing industry sales. get/take/receive the lion s share »The company gets the lion s share of its profits from personal computer sales. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • (the) lion's share — the lion’s share phrase the largest part of something The lion’s share of his money went to his grandchildren. Thesaurus: share of somethingsynonym Main entry: lion …   Useful english dictionary

  • the lion's share — the largest part, the biggest piece    Thanks to the mothers for doing the lion s share of the work …   English idioms

  • (the) lion's share — the biggest part of something. The lion s share of the museum s budget goes on special exhibitions …   New idioms dictionary

  • the lion's share — the largest part of something The lion s share of his money went to his grandchildren …   English dictionary

  • the lion's share — the largest participle → lion …   English new terms dictionary

  • the lion's share — MOST, the majority, the larger part/number, the greater part/number, more than half, the bulk. → lion …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) lion's share (of something) — the ˈlion s share (of sth) idiom (BrE) the largest or best part of sth when it is divided Main entry: ↑lionidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lion's share —    The lion s share of something is the biggest or best part.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    The lion s share of something is the largest portion, or the best part.     He left very little money to his children; the lion s share was… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lion's share — the largest part or share, esp. a disproportionate portion: The eldest son received the lion s share of the estate. [1780 90; prob. after Aesop s fable in which the lion claimed all the spoils of a hunt] * * * …   Universalium