Most Popular Idioms List

Index of Common Phrases = Today's English Idioms and Phrases

Today's Idiom = "At Stake"
 Send Me The GoEnglish Weekly Preview of English Idioms 

At Stake ( what can be gained or lost; this thing could be lost ... )

"At Stake"

The thing which is "at stake" is the thing you could lose if you fail.

Example: "You would be worried if your life were at stake."

"At stake" is the possibility of losing something.

Example: "This project must succeed. There is a lot at stake here."

Example: "I am staking my reputation on it. My reputation is at stake."

Example: "Don't you realize what is at stake here?"

The thing that you could lose is what is "at stake".

Example: "We didn't play very hard today because there wasn't much at stake."

Example: "We were already in last place, so there was nothing at stake."

As Drunk As A Skunk

At The Present Time

Pocket English Idioms by

  Send Me The GoEnglish Weekly Preview of English Idioms  
 Your e-mail address:
 Any question or comment: teaches the meaning of English idioms and phrases. For native and non-native English speakers of all ages. To start (or stop) receiving the Weekly Preview of English Idioms at any time please enter your name in the form above or send an email to Subscribe<at> (or Unsubscribe<at> We always respect your privacy by never sharing an email address. All content is copyrighted by, illustrations by Rita Tseng, written by Adam Sullivan. Adam is an experienced English teacher with a degree in English from Cornell University.  Your questions are welcome. Thanks, Adam<at>

Link to this page:
<a href="">
"At Stake" at</a>