a slice of the cake

a slice of the cake

  (British, American & Australian) also a slice of the pie (American)
a part of the money that is to be shared by everyone The government has less money to spend on education this year, so primary schools will get a smaller slice of the cake than last year.
See a piece of the action
See also: cake, of, slice
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For a change of pace, try toasting a slice of the cake just before serving.