lion's share of

the lion's share

The largest part or portion of something. The lion's share of the credit must go to our development team, who have worked tirelessly to bring this product to market before the holiday season. Even though we're all talented, it's always our youngest brother who gets the lion's share of our parents' praise and attention.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He wanted to give him the lion's share of the beefsteak, but Philip insisted that they should share alike.
This man was much impressed with Ajax with the result that he agreed to train him for a lion's share of the profits of exhibiting him, and in the meantime to provide for the keep of both the ape and his owner.
Maria could stand it no longer, and hurried away to the stove, where she filled a quart-bowl with soup, putting into it the lion's share of chopped meat and vegetables which her ladle scraped from the bottom of the pot.
Late as the afternoon was, trade was brisk, and Bashti, who had taken the lion's share of the wages due to the fathers of two boys who had died, bought liberally of the Arangi's stock.
'Not one,' repeated Gashford again--taking the lion's share of the mulled wine between whiles.
A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob, that, having lost the fear of hell, and not replaced it by the love of justice, cares for nothing but the lion's share of the wealth wrung by threat of starvation from the hands of the classes that create it.
The bodily exercises, in that case, will be uppermost in the youth's thoughts, will have the strongest hold on his interest, will take the lion's share of his time, and will, by those means--barring the few purely exceptional instances--slowly and surely end in leaving him, to all good moral and mental purpose, certainly an uncultivated, and, possibly, a dangerous man."
Craig-Hallum analyst Richard Shannon raised his price target for Iphi to $62 from $53 as his latest checks indicate the company's PAM4 devices for 100/200/400G are "gaining the lion's share of designs." The analyst believes this success will have most of its impact in 2020 and beyond, with minimal benefit to this year, and notes that his higher 2020 estimates make up for about 2/3 of the lost Huawei sales he removed from estimates in May.
Abadi said in a televised interview today that "this government was formed in the light of an agreement between certain blocs, I am not part of this agreement, and I did not sign, this does not mean that I am against," noting: "The Fatah and Saairun allies call for giving up their share, but actually, when you see the agreement, they took the lion's share of the sovereign and non-sovereign ministries.
Earlier, the ECP released a statement announcing Arif Alvi's win after bagging a lion's share of votes with 353, followed by Maulana Fazl ur Rehman 185 with Aitzaz Ahsan coming in last with 124 votes.
Fossil fuel firms, she said, 'hold the lion's share of responsibility for climate change and the harm it creates.'
Arab News Imports accounted for the lion's share of non-oil foreign trade during the first quarter.
The average spending of Tunisian has improved by 48.8% to 3,871 TD in 2015, against 2,601 TD in 2010, with the lion's share of these expenditures being dedicated to housing which rose to 1,030 TD against 635 TD during this period, i.e.
"I thought we controlled the lion's share of possession and created the lion's share of the chances and obviously hit the woodwork twice in the first half as well.