Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(slice/share/piece) of the pie
slice of the pie. share of the piepiece of the pie
1) a share of the benefits or profits from something
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
look for/offer/give a slice of the pie
If you get 'a piece of/ slice of/ a share of the pie' it means you profit or benefit from something or receive a part, share or amount of something. "If this venture is successful you will all get a piece of the pie." This is an informal phrase and in the UK you might hear 'a piece of the cake' instead of 'pie'.
Social Examples (Basic)
Ever since I won that money, I have had friends and family coming out of the woodwork looking for their share of the pie. It's been exhausting!
Professional Examples (Basic)
The entrepreneur was willing to offer the potential investor a larger slice of the pie in relation to his business in order to entice him on board.
Professional Examples (Advance)
One of the problems associated with awarding generous bonuses to high performing individuals is that other members of staff can become disgruntled, feeling that they deserve a piece of the pie as well.
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