crumbs from (one's) table

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crumbs from (one's) table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something provided by one when one has a sufficient or abundant amount. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from his table.
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crumbs from the rich man's table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something provided by one who has an abundance. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from the rich man's table
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crumbs from someone's (or a rich man's) table

an unfair and inadequate or unsatisfactory share of something.
Luke 16:21 describes the beggar Lazarus as ‘desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table’.
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They knew of the reputation of Barney Curley - for it was he - and weren't about to miss out on the feeding frenzy should the great man flick some crumbs from his table. Barney had a runner in the next, and if Barney has a runner and Barney backs it, so the legend goes, the bookies reach into their satchels as one for clean underpants.