have a stake in

Have a share, interest, or involvement in something or someone. For example, Every member had a stake in the business, or She knew that she had a stake in her children's future. This term uses stake in the sense of “something to gain or lose,” as in gambling. [Late 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. have a penchant for,
  2. have a right to,
  3. have a say in,
  4. have a screw loose,
  5. have a shot at,
  6. have a thing about,
  7. have a thing going,
  8. have a time of it,
  9. have a way with,
  10. have a weakness for

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