At risk to be won or lost, as in We have a great deal at stake in this transaction. This phrase uses stake in the sense of something that is wagered. Shakespeare used it in Troilus and Cressida (3:3): “I see my reputation is at stake.” [Late 1500s]
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We can, due to the critical issues at stake, also go one more step and impose an embargo.
Think about it: Dodd-Frank was explicitly passed to drive a stake through the heart of the implicit concept of “too big to fail.”
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On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
The Duke, as well as his friend, had much at stake in bringing this part of his negociation to bear.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
I watched her narrowly, and would stake my life on it she is only the more dangerous for being the less open.