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"The Lion's Share" - What Does It Really Mean?


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I've seen many people use "the lion's share" in ways that don't make any sense to me.

I've seen it to mean a "majority."

I've seen it to mean "a lot of."

But it seems intuitive to me that "the lion's share" means, "as much as someone wants." Visualize an antelope carcass - the lion will eat until she's full, and then she's had her share. Only then will she walk away, and let the hyenas have their turn.

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