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More at stake

DEFINITION

A seemingly small decision with big implications. An important situation beyond what is commonly thought of. Important criteria underlie a critical decision. The term reveals the import of an action or a decision on a process that may have much bigger implications than you would understand.  (Compare to Big picture.)

 “She doesn’t realize she has more at stake with college exams than college, it’s her future too.”

 

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