If something is at stake, it is being risked and might be lost or damaged if you are not successful.
two lives are at stake.
The tension was naturally high for a game with so much at stake.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘at stake’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘at stake’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.