lion's share

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The majority; a large or generous portion.

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  • From Aesop’s fable The Lion's Share, in which a lion claims the full amount of the spoil after hunting with a number of other beasts. In one version of the fable, the lion claims three-quarters of the kill rather than the whole, leaving the three other animals to fight over the remaining quarter, making “about three-quarters” the technical definition according to that version.
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They got a large donation, but the lion's share of the money went straight into paying off debt.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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