Lion-s-share meaning

The whole thing or, now usually, the biggest and best portion.
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(idiomatic) The majority; a large or generous portion.

They got a large donation, but the lion's share of the money went straight into paying off debt.

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Origin of lion-s-share

  • From the Aesop's fable The Lion's Share, in which a lion claims the full amount of the spoil after hunting with a number of other beasts.

    From Wiktionary