What does lion’s share mean?


Idiom Meaning:

the majority


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Downton Abbey “Episode 3.1” (2012)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:50

Robert Crawley: Are you really telling me that all the money is gone?

George Murray: I’m afraid so.

Robert Crawley: The lion’s share of Cora’s fortune?

Robert Crawley: I won’t give in, Murray. I’ve sacrificed too much to Downton to give in now. I refuse to be the failure. The earl who dropped the torch and let the flame go out.

George Murray: I hate to state the obvious, but if there’s not enough money to run it, Downton must go unless you break it up and sell it off piece-meal.


The Lion King (1994)

Time of Scene: ~00:06:10

Mufasa: Don’t turn your back on me, Scar!

Scar: Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn’t turn your back on me.

Mufasa: Is that a challenge?

Scar: Temper, temper. I wouldn’t dream of challenging you.

Zazu: Pity! Why not?

Scar: Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion’s share. But when it comes to brute strength, I’m afraid I’m at the shallow end of the gene pool.

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The Swan Princess (1994)

Time of Scene: ~00:18:00

Musicians: Is more than I can bear. There goes my reputation. It’s awful, this humiliation. And I’ve the lion’s share.



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