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- n. The majority; a large or generous portion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. all, or nearly all; the best or largest part; -- from Æsop's fable of the lion hunting in company with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself all the prey.
Wjat little money he had was invested along with that of the firm; and all was invested in such a way as to wring from its producers the lion's share of Georgia's one great crop.
He has settled with me; his half-profits amount to some L130, which by charging me for every presentation copy he cuts down to somewhere about L110; not the lion's share in the gross produce, yet a great share compared with an expectancy no higher than zero!
H.S., etc., and he was on the staff of that versatile editor not long afterwards, and took a lion's share of the writing in the Magazine of Architecture.