make (something) interesting

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make (something) interesting

1. To increase the level of potential risk and reward in a particular situation by betting money on it. A: "Come on, let's make this interesting. I bet you $100 his plan will never work." B: "$100? You're on!" A: "You seem awfully confident about this. Care to make it interesting?" B: "Sure, how does $50 sound?"
2. To complicate a situation that previously seemed straightforward or to have a foregone conclusion. The team made things interesting by scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes, but the Kings were able to hold them off and win 3-2. FlemCorp has controlled the smartphone market for years, but it seems like this new manufacturer, Smapple, could make things interesting.
See also: interesting, make
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