in the (something) stakes

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in the (something) stakes

In regards to having a large or adequate amount of some characteristic or trait. He's an incredibly talented artist, but there's quite a bit lacking in the human decency stakes. For my money, they have the single best operating system of any phone on the market, but they're so far behind in the popularity stakes with consumers that there's no way they can stay competitive.
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in the... stakes

used to say how much of a particular quality a person has, as if they were in a competition in which some people are more successful than others: John doesn’t do too well in the personality stakes.
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MEN are catching up with women in the fashion stakes, with three in five blokes buying new clothes at least once a month, and one in five spending pounds 1500 a year.
It's interesting that ballet's sister art, opera, appears to be faring better in the fashion stakes than we are.
If hats aren't for you,get ahead in the fashion stakes by wearing cord on your feet instead.
This skimpy number was just one of the teensy-weensy cossies on the catwalk at a Moscow fashion show where Dior proved they'll not be left lagging behind in the fashion stakes.
At last we Brits are catching up with our more cosmopolitan European neighbours in the fashion stakes and the sad truth is that it is stores like these which have held us back for so long.