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
Meaning(s)
1) a share of the benefits or profits from something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • look for/offer/give a slice of the pie
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. 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)
    1. 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)
    1. 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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