Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

claim a share (in/of)

claim a share inclaim a share of
Meaning(s)
1) assert your right to a portion of something
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    • claim a share in the company/claim a share of the profits
  • Analysis

    To claim a share of something means to declare that you are entitled to a portion or a fraction of something. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Days after the jackpot was won, one of the lottery winners came forward to claim her share of the prize.
    2. The man claimed a share in the property by virtue of his relationship to the current owner.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. After the success of the project, John was quick to claim a share of the credit even though he contributed very little.
    2. As the largest shareholder, Anne claimed the lion's share of the company's yearly profits.
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