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crumbs from ——'s table

Definition of crumbs from ——'s table in English:

An unfair and inadequate share of something large: it will amount to no more than crumbs from the European Commission’s table
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  • It is that multinational corporations and the rich create wealth and he can then take crumbs from their table to distribute to the huddled masses.
  • At this year's summit they decided to drop some crumbs from their table by way of throwing some dollars at the world's trouble-spots.
  • Glasgow should not be embarrassed about taking the crumbs from the capital 's table.
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