Lion's Share?

kevinfinger

Member
Chinese
Hi everyone,

In English, is there any expression to emphasize an unfair situation in which, one part enjoys the most benefit out of a deal while the other part gets almost nothing. Can I say things like "he got the lion's share, but I got almost nothing." Or "He got everything. I got nothing." Or is there any better expressions?
 
  • sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Hello,

    In English, the lion's share of something just means most of something; it doesn't imply unfairness. Speaking colloquially, the person who gets almost nothing out of a deal and feels unfairly treated, might say, "I got a bum deal." A more polite version is "I got a raw deal."
     
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