have/put skin in the game

have skin in the game

To have a personal investment, usually monetary, in the pursuit of some goal or achievement, especially in business and finance. If you want to find a company that is truly motivated to succeed, find one where all the executives have skin in the game.
See also: game, have, skin
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have/put skin in the ˈgame

(American English, especially business) take an active interest in the success or failure of a particular project, activity, etc. because you are involved in a personal or financial way: If you want someone to make efficient choices, they have to have a little skin in the game.This expression was first used by the US investor Warren Buffett to describe a situation in which senior managers own or buy shares in the company that they manage and so have a personal interest in the company’s success or failure.
See also: game, have, put, skin
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