bit of the action

a bit 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 bit of the action and asked to be his business partner.
See also: action, bit, of

bit of the action

verb
See also: action, bit, of
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On Saturday, Scarborough saw the end of Day 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race and we caught a bit of the action (watching not cycling!).
"I'd hear the older lads in the changing room bragging about their wins and wanted a bit of the action, so when I was 17 I borrowed my dad's debit card and signed up to Ladbroke's.
But an online video seems to show that a member of the South Wales force fancies a bit of the action.
Neale added: "A lot of people behind us on the grid, whilst they might be looking at the heat we get in the press, wouldn't mind a bit of the action we get.
I have moved up front as I want a bit of the action and so far it has gone well.
Armed with binoculars, they were intent on catching every bit of the action on the field.
Normally after the festival we have six weeks of people coming to us asking for a bit of the action, and I hope that would be the case again."
Calcutt then chose to have a bit of the action himself and took to the field, replacing Flynn.
Let's face it, we've all looked enviously on the disciples of false profits swanning about the place in their swanky yachts, having wild parties in one or another of their mansions, flitting between tax havens and opening every door with their platinum swipe cards and we've wanted a bit of the action.
PLAYED out in torrential rain yesterday, the famous Atherstone Ball Game proved it wasn't just for the big boys - the youngsters grabbed a bit of the action too.
In the absence of anything better to watch on Romanian television I caught a bit of the action. (Note the word "election" here: it's a democratic privilege we have not yet been accorded on this side of the old wall.) The successful candidate looked to be in his late 40s, though the beard gave him the appropriate gravitas.
Jodi gave her a really good kiss and he even got a bit of the action himself."
Suddenly your best friend is getting a bit of the action.
The 200,000 who filed past the coffin in Westminster Hall were not showing respect (how could they while wearing trainers, jogging bottoms and anoraks?) but grabbing their own bit of the action.
In fact, I'd quite like a bit of the action, but how do I tell my girlfriend this without her finding out that I was checking her phone?