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a problem shared is a problem halved

Talking about a problem with someone else usually makes it seem less daunting or troubling. Just tell me what's bothering you, honey. You know what they say—a problem shared is a problem halved.
See also: halve, problem, share

lion's share of something

Fig. the largest portion of something. I earn a lot, but the lion's share goes for taxes. The lion's share of the surplus cheese goes to school cafeterias.
See also: of, share

one's fair share

the amount of something that one is due relative to what other people are receiving. Let him take more. He didn't get his fair share. I want my fair share. You cheated me! Give me some more!
See also: fair, share

share and share alike

Cliché having or taking equal shares. I kept five and gave the other five to Maryshare and share alike. The two roommates agreed that they would divide expensesshare and share alike.
See also: alike, and, share

share someone's pain

to understand and sympathize with someone's pain or emotional discomfort. (Said in order to sound sympathetic.) I am sorry about the loss of your home. I share your pain. We sympathize about the loss of your mother. We share your pain.
See also: pain, share

share someone's sorrow

to grieve as someone else grieves. We all share your sorrow on this sad, sad day. I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I share your sorrow.
See also: share, sorrow

Thank you for sharing.

Inf. a sarcastic remark made when someone tells something that is unpleasant, overly personal, disgusting, or otherwise annoying. Thank you for sharing. I really need to hear about your operation. Thank you for sharing, Bob. I hope your parents' divorce goes well.
See also: share, thank

trouble shared is a trouble halved

Prov. If you tell someone about a problem you are having, or request someone's help with a problem, the problem will not seem so daunting. (Can be used to encourage someone to confide in you or ask for your help.) Jill: Is something wrong? You've seemed so depressed lately. Jane: Oh, I wouldn'twant to bother you with it. Jill: Don't be silly. A trouble shared is a trouble halved, remember.
See also: halve, share, trouble

do your share

to do what is expected of you to help Taxpayers in this town are already doing their share and more, and we're asking the state to do their part. With everybody on the team doing their share, it's fun to be a part of it.
Related vocabulary: do your bit
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have your share of something

to have enough of something My husband and I have had our share of job changes and periods of unemployment in recent years.
Usage notes: sometimes, for emphasis, used in the form have more than your share (have too much): This community has more than its share of kids in trouble.
See also: have, of, share

have had more than your fair share of something

to have had more of something unpleasant than other people when you do not deserve it Jane's had more than her fair share of bad luck recently, what with losing her job and getting divorced.
See also: fair, have, more, of, share

the lion's share

the biggest part of something The lion's share of the museum's budget goes on special exhibitions.
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Share and share alike.

something that you say which means that it is good to share things fairly and equally Come on now, don't keep them all to yourself - share and share alike.
See also: alike, and, share

lion's share

The greater part or most of something, as in Whenever they won a doubles match, Ethel claimed the lion's share of the credit, or As usual, Uncle Bob took the lion's share of the cake. This expression alludes to Aesop's fable about a lion, who got all of a kill because its fellow hunters, an ass, fox, and wolf, were afraid to claim their share. [Late 1700s]
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share and share alike

Mete out or partake of something equally, as in Mom told the children to share and share alike with their Halloween candy. This term, first recorded about 1566, alluded to the equal apportioning of spoils and soon was broadened to include equal sharing in the costs of a venture and other undertakings or possessions.
See also: alike, and, share

share in

v.
To have a share or part in something: When the company began to make money, everyone working there shared in the profits.
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lion’s share

n. the largest portion. I earn a lot, but the lion’s share goes for taxes.
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lion's share

The greatest or best part.
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go shares

To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.
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We believe that the share match program we initiated last year, and which we communicated would be proposed coming years also, meets our requirements for being market-based and competitive and has had the positive effects we intended.
Their best stock was the initial buy of Healtheon, with 869 shares purchased at $57 and sold at $67 for a profit of $8,590 including commission.
Opponents of the proposed SOP believe ESOPs would be less desirable because the proposed guidance would result in less predictable earnings and EPS, lower earnings in times of rising share prices and less reliable amounts being reported as compensation expense in the financial statements (for companies with nontraded shares).
Based on the final count by LaSalle Bank National Association, the depositary for the tender offer, 348,538 shares of preferred stock were properly tendered and not withdrawn.
The decision regarding the mandatory redemption procedure includes changes to the company's Articles of Association, a share split, a reduction of the share capital by redemption of shares and restoring of the share capital through a bonus share issue.