have a stake in

have a stake in (something)

1. To be financially involved in a business or similar endeavor. I don't know why she's suddenly so interested in our company—it's not like she has a stake in it or anything.
2. To have a strong interest in something. Of course I have a stake in your welfare—I am your mother, after all!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a stake in something

Fig. to have something at risk in something; to have a financial or other interest in something. I have a stake in that company. I want it to make a profit. I don't have a stake in it, so I don't care.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a stake in

Have a share, interest, or involvement in something or someone. For example, Every member had a stake in the business, or She knew that she had a stake in her children's future. This term uses stake in the sense of "something to gain or lose," as in gambling. [Late 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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