stand to lose

stand to lose something

to be likely to lose something or have it taken away. I stand to lose hundreds of dollars if I am not there on time.
See also: lose, stand
References in classic literature ?
Danny's got to win--I stand to lose a mint--I've got a ton of money covered--my own.
MORE than 40 people in Cramlington could stand to lose their jobs after a branch of Morrisons announced it faces being closed down.
PUB owners stand to lose an estimated [euro]15million if the Garth Brooks Croke Park gigs are cancelled.
Describing what Scotland's exit would mean for Wales, he told the Daily Post: "I think we stand to lose what the rest of Britain stands to lose, our ability to stand taller in the world as part of a enormously successful political union, and also our ability within Britain to look right across the piece and distribute resources.
Research by the GMB union found that one in five of their members working in the retail sector stand to lose money under new rules which came into effect in April.
FAMILIES with children stand to lose pounds 511 a year on average under tax and benefit changes coming into force from tomorrow, an analysis by a respected think tank showed.
Summary: LONDON - Europe's biggest banks stand to lose e1/420.
General secretary Dave Prentis said: "This is a terrible day for patients in London, who have found out they stand to lose nearly 1,000 health workers.
Global Banking News-3 May 2010-Irish bank's stand to lose from a potential debt restructuring in Greece(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
As state revenue continues to decline and budget shortfalls persist, I fear that cities and towns will stand to lose more in the coming fiscal year.
The credit crunch is worrying but even at the very worst the most we stand to lose are our jobs and our standard of living - not life itself.
Heuer keeps the pages turning as he examines the many different sides of the ANWR development issue, while telling the intimate story of the caribou that stand to lose the most.
As a result, Ventura County officials say they stand to lose about 5,000 military and related civilian jobs, many of them well-paying positions for highly skilled workers.
CAR dealerships across the Midlands stand to lose millions from MG Rover's collapse.
However, by focusing solely on the rental rate, a corporate tenant could actually stand to lose multiples of the negotiated savings.