a share/slice of the cake

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slice of the cake

A portion of the money or profits that are being shared by everyone involved in generating them. The employees applauded when the boss announced that everyone was getting a slice of the cake in the form of a holiday bonus.
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slice of the cake

a share of something. There's not much work around and so everyone must be content with a slice of the cake. The company makes huge profits and the workers want a slice of the cake.
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a slice of the cake

a share of the benefits or profits. informal
1991 Robert Reiner Chief Constables Perhaps it's because they're such good spenders that our slice of the cake is sufficient for all we want.
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a share/slice of the ˈcake

(British English) (American English a piece/share/slice of the ˈpie) a share of the benefits or profits: Third-world countries are discovering how their natural resources have been exploited by the rest of the world and now they want a bigger slice of the cake.
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It even becomes very complicated if the government is formed from a coalition because every party needs a share of the cake.
In theory one could not argue with that but in practise, life is not that simple, as each council will want their fair share of the cake i.
In theory one could not argue with that but in practice, life is not that simple, as each council will want their fair share of the cake i.
This is why we need stronger unions to help people get a fairer share of the cake.
Unions do not just want a fair share of the cake for workers, she will add, but "know we have to grow the cake too".
The involvement of middle powers, however, also means that they will demand their share of the cake from the great powers they assist.
The people remain denied and deprived; however the MQM continued to get its share of the cake.
North Wales AMs who see PS52m of our money made available to buy Cardiff Airport want a fair share of the cake for a region which feels left out of major infrastructure spending projects.
He continued: "Barry and the Vale have suffered cuts in recent years that would not have been so severe if we had received our fair share of the cake from the Welsh Government.
Now Godolphin's Farhh bids to claim his share of the cake when he contests Saturday's JLT Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury.
Interior minister of Libya remarked; 'now, all those helped us with our struggle will rush to us for the share of the cake but they should not forget that we who made the supreme sacrifice, with our blood.
It painted a picture of a greedy Southampton, attacking Liverpool for daring to encroach on their share of the cruise market and jealously attempting to deprive them of any share of the cake.
Michael Gove's approach is to create a marKet in children's education where the rich and powerful can grab the lion's share of resources leaving disadvantaged children to a smaller share of the caKe.
ADAILY scan of the ECHO''s pages sadly shows that the squabble between right and left over the share of the cake rages every bit as bitterly as it did 30years ago.
Once the soldiers decamp with their stolen child soldiers, Ayane, horrified, flees to her aunt, Wengisane, who explains that the leaders "wanted their share of the cake and were only involved so as to forge a way to the upper echelons.