to the victor go the spoils

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to the victor go the spoils

The winner is entitled to all of the rewards, bonuses, or benefits of success. (Also written as "To the victor belong the spoils.") John won the betting pool, so he gets the whole pot of money from those who paid in. To the victor go the spoils! A lot of other contestants on the singing competition are well worthy of signing a record deal, but to the victor go the spoils!
See also: go, spoil, victor
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To the victors go the spoils, of course, and the stadium tannoy boomed out in their honour.
the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the release of To the Victors Go the Spoils, the first publication in the 2015 Retail Outlook series, a thought leadership publication from the firm s Retail & Consumer Products experts that evaluates a variety of issues and challenges facing today s retailers.
To the Victors Go the Spoils looks at the long-term challenges posed by declining store traffic, sluggish sales growth and downward pressure on margins and profitability.