slice of the cake

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.
See also: cake, of, slice

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.
See also: cake, of, share, slice
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Currently, there are at least 15 brands in Egypt, all of which are doing their best to obtain a larger slice of the cake, especially with 4G services in full swing.
THE leaders of the main political parties scuttle north to promise the Scots greater autonomy and an ever bigger slice of the cake.
THE owner of Patisserie Valerie has been valued at more than PS170m after a slice of the cake shop business was offered to investors.
Deborah, who has admitted to not having cooked a meal for herself in 28 years, invested the sum in return for a 25% slice of the cake firm.
5 To serve, cut out a slice of the cake, place chocolate hazelnut ice cream and a few berries on the side.
As Phil Dryden said, SSI has invested around pounds 1bn in the project, but to get such a substantial slice of the cake from the Government is a huge vote of confidence.
People enjoying a slice of the cake even do so for a good cause as the money for their slice goes to charity.
In their pursuit of PR the Liberal Democrats are concerned only with the fortunes of their own party and if they cannot have the largest slice of the cake they are quite prepared to deny it to others.
Whenever you see a trade done at 1,000, you often think of the circumstances and wonder how you could have had a slice of the cake, but in this particular case, only the most optimistic punter could have sided with Noel-Fehily's mount two fences from the finish.
Auctioneer Nathan Winter said: "To my knowledge this is the highest price for any slice of the cake sold at auction.
Torres' party seemed to be getting through plate after plate of seafood, but they still found room for a slice of the cake which had been made specially for the birthday boy.
In the West Midlands we do not want mere crumbs - we demand a proper slice of the cake.
The moaning brigade which accuses Cardiff of getting too big a slice of the cake are at it again.
WHEN it comes to prestige projects like the National Stadium, London is quick to demand the biggest slice of the cake.