slice of the pie

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 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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One of the companies that is eyeing slice of the pie is none other than Oravida.
Despite the region claiming the biggest slice of the pie in the UK, the amount of pies people in the region are eating has dropped by 16% in the past decade.
YOUNGSTERS are enjoying their slice of the pie from Peter's.
Speaking in Pilipino, Aquino said if he says "yes" to increasing the slice of the pie, "maybe I can only commit that those performing LGU, it's not difficult to increase your funds.
But it's also important for us to ensure that more people get a slice of the pie, that's what we call inclusive growth," said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.
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.
It said there are opportunities for businesses nationwide and firms in sectors ranging from catering and construction to travel and transport could all take a slice of the pie.