slice of the pie

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.
See also: cake, of, slice

slice of the pie

A portion of the money or profits that are being shared by everyone involved in generating them. Primarily heard in US. The employees applauded when the boss announced everyone was getting a slice of the pie in the form of a holiday bonus.
See also: of, pie, slice

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

slice of the pie

Also, slice of the cake. A share of the proceeds or benefits, as in It's reasonable for a heavy contributor to ask for a big slice of the pie. This metaphor for a division of the spoils dates from the late 1800s. Also see the synonym piece of the action.
See also: of, pie, slice
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YOUNGSTERS are enjoying their slice of the pie from Peter's.
Alstom for its 750 million euro slice of the pie said that it will deliver 35 trains along with power supply equipment, signalling and trackworks.
Next season there is going to be so much money in the Premier League and everybody will want their fair slice of the pie.
We have seen companies close and go bust and we were taking a bigger slice of the pie - but that pie has been getting smaller.
All players involved in the two-year march to the top of the rankings will get a slice of the pie, relative to how much they have played.
There are also the other sectors associated with tourism that can get a slice of the pie.
Except somehow, we've now come to the last slice of the pie.
They may sacrifice their job and friends, become suspicious of friends and family as they are never sure if they are just after a slice of the pie.
Grow the Pie Bigger: Always focus on making the pie bigger (the partnership more effective), before worrying about the size of your slice of the pie.
But despite tough times some Tees Valley firms are getting their slice of the pie.
He then tried jumping ship in a bid to claim a slice of the pie in the cash-rich IPL.
Suddenly, the Indians have transformed the international cricketing landscape with their filthy-rich Twenty20 competition and England players, understandably, want a slice of the pie.
Capital inflows are steadily climbing as real estate takes a big slice of the pie.
After all, they say, everyone else gets a slice of the pie.
I want our young people to get as big a slice of the pie as possible.