the lion’s share
Meaning: You can say something is the lion’s share if it’s the biggest share or portion of something.
- The lion’s share of the government’s budget goes to the military, when it could be spent on useful things like education, health care and looking after the environment.
- The company executives decided to give the lion’s share of the company’s profits to themselves, in the form of very high salaries, huge bonuses and very generous expense accounts. Not much was left over for staff wages and the shareholders.