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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Chicago's slice of the pie would be 33.3% of profits after gamblers are paid off.
Two months on, the OnePlus 3 and 3T are still waiting for their slice of the Pie.
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.
MANILA -- The economic pie is growing, but "will more people get a 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 from Graham CASH BOOST J Alastair Cook Onions to Alastair Cook will get a slice of the pie relative to how much they played.
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." EM
Yes, a bigger slice of the pie would always be nice.
Except somehow, we've now come to the last slice of the pie. That's bad.
"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.