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up the ante

If you up the ante, you increase your demands or the risks in a situation in order to achieve a better result: The government has upped the ante by refusing to negotiate until a ceasefire has been agreed .
Translations of “up the ante”
in Chinese (Traditional) 增加賭注, 提高要求, 提高風險…
in Chinese (Simplified) 增加赌注, 提高要求, 提高风险…
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