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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2011-02-15 19:05:15

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'the line's share' for 'the lion's share'

Saw this today on a political blog. They were discussing th federal budget, so it may have to do with ‘line items.’

Aug 24, 2010 … The line’s share of people here won’t get that.

Right now we have conservatives simultaneously calling for huge spending cuts and also getting the line’s share of old people’s votes even … … -pass.aspx

Mergers, sell-offs, and economic efficiency – Google Books Result
David J. Ravenscraft, Frederic M. Scherer – 1987 – Business & Economics – 290 pages
We therefore introduce the variable SHR, measuring the line’s share of its relevant national ……

The Seldom Scene – Biography
Connell takes the line’s share of the lead vocals, and the former Johnson Mountain Boy reminds us why he is considered one of the greatest singers …



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