crumbs from someone's table

crumbs from (one's) table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from his table.
See also: crumb, table

crumbs from the rich man's table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from the rich man's table
See also: crumb, rich, table

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’.
See also: crumb, table