big bite

 Large amount.
 ► “The legislation is designed to prevent 15 income-tax states from relentlessly pursuing retired citizens into no-tax states and taking a big bite out of tax-deferred retirement accounts.” (Barron’s, July 3, 1995, p. 32)

American business jargon. 2014.

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