at stake

at stake

Meaning

If something is at stake, it is being risked and might be lost or damaged if you are not successful.

Examples

two lives are at stake.

The tension was naturally high for a game with so much at stake.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘at stake’ mean?

The idiom at stake means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘at stake’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘at stake’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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