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high-stakesadjective [usually before noun]

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used to describe a ​situation that has a lot of ​risk and in which someone is likely to either get or ​lose an ​advantage, a lot of ​money, etc.: The ​company has made some high-stakes ​investments in an attempt to ​transform itself into a multibrand ​empire.high-stakes battle/contest/negotiations What we have is a high-stakes ​battle for ​control of one of the world's most ​lucrativemarkets.
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