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"high-stakes" in British English

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high-stakesadjective [before noun]

/ˌhaɪˈsteɪks/ /ˌhaɪˈsteɪks/
involving the possible loss of a large amount of money: a high-stakes poker game
involving serious risks if there is no success: a high-stakes negotiation
specialized education A high-stakes test is one that is very important for the person who takes it.
(Definition of high-stakes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high-stakes" in Business English

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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 lucrative markets.
(Definition of high-stakes from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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