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piece of the action

A part of the profits or success from an activity. Once Sarah heard that Mel was starting a new software company, she decided she wanted a piece of the action and asked to be his business partner.
See also: action, of, piece

piece of the action

A share in an activity or in the profits, as in They wanted a piece of the action in this land deal. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: action, of, piece

a piece of the action

INFORMAL or

a slice of the action

mainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone wants a piece of the action or a slice of the action, they want to get involved in an activity which seems likely to be very successful or profitable. More than 27.3 million shares in mobile phone companies changed hands as dealers scrambled to get a piece of the action. Within five years, every car manufacturer was at it. The hatchback explosion had begun and everyone wanted a piece of the action. As the British rap scene grows in strength, the Americans are becoming keener to grab a slice of the action.
See also: action, of, piece

a piece (or slice) of the action

1 a share in the excitement of something. 2 a share in the profits from something. informal
See also: action, of, piece

a piece/slice of the ˈaction

(informal) a share or role in an interesting or exciting activity, especially in order to make money: Foreign firms will all want a piece of the action if the new airport goes ahead.
See also: action, of, piece, slice

piece (of the action)

and bit of the action and slice of the action
n. a share in the activity or the profits. (Especially gambling activity.) Don’t be selfish. Give me a slice of the action. I helped! I want a bit of the action.
See also: action, of, piece

piece of the action

Slang
A share of an activity or of profits: "a piece of the action in a Florida land deal" (Shana Alexander).
See also: action, of, piece
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Traditionally a tool used by dealers to drum up additional interest, the new registration saw some great special offers in the showrooms and buyers were keen to get a piece of the action.
And now - sadly - they want a piece of the action themselves.
Other government-run companies are also trying to gain a piece of the action, sparking an internal bidding war of sorts.
The non-league is a good breeding ground and the players are hungry for a piece of the action.
Primarily because, unlike most other countries (except South Africa, which may soon cease to be an exception) we operate our health-care system as a vehicle for the enrichment of those who have a piece of the action.
For the seven years covered by the new manifest, DOD's piece of the action will average about 41 percent, with most of the increase devoted to backlog-reducing missions through 1990.
Content providers can either get a piece of the action or put such tight restrictions on their content through DRM and restrictive terms-of-service agreements that consumers will simply avoid them.
After hearing Tom Cruise and Will Smith laid it on at David and Victoria Beckham's Welcome to America party last year, he wants a piece of the action.
Brian went in right away to grab a piece of the action but was told the real price was4-5.
In other words, the city is so corrupt to its very core that officials not only won't punish employee misconduct, but they also intend to legitimize the abuses and include every worker in getting a piece of the action.
All you have to do to get a piece of the action is buy your favourite paper every night between now and the end of December.
And even the four-legged visitors enjoyed a piece of the action with dog and cat shows at the popular fair.
Warren Lush of Ladbrokes said: "It all started with a few pounds 100 bets in our Birmingham shops at 5-1, then it all kicked off and everyone wanted a piece of the action.
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New and nearly new brands gave the established supremos a run for their money, slowed down their growth, and in some cases toppled the established order -- all while carving out a tidy piece of the action for themselves.