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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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Whether the player's popularity and market value changed due to the team performance is examined by the variable ROUND.
We referred to the users as "zombie." The existence of "zombie" had no contribution to popularity of users, and this is why the relationships between the number of users' fans and popularity were not close enough.
"The reality for the monarchy is that when the Queen dies one of the reasons for the monarchy's popularity will be gone," royal expert (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1156445/Prince-Charles-popularity-poll-Queen-royal-family-Prince-William-Prince-Harry-latest) Tim Ewart spoke on Yahoo's "The Royal Box."
Data from HIPHOPNUMBERs - which analyses Billboard charts - reveals the genre grew steadily in popularity until around 2004.
Billboard began to include streaming (such as Spotify) and YouTube figures in 2013 - which is when the genre's popularity began to hit the high notes.
Rommel Banlaoi said in a press conference in Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City when asked if Duterte's popularity will gain more support for his legislative agenda in Congress.
"What I know today is that elections were straight and in the elections the popularity of Narendra Modi was such that no one was able to withstand it.
You's new description of the Kaohsiung Mayor's rapidly growing presidential campaign is a new spin on the well-known pun of referring to Han Kuo-yu's popularity as the 'Han Wave' which is the same term used for many years to refer to the popularity of Korean music and TV shows.
"It may sound weird, but the tradition is innocent, and many parents would want famous people to infect their children with popularity and talent," they wrote.
"A number of names peaked in popularity in the years after their film was released, such as Elsa (rose from 286 in 2013 to 537 in 2014), Tiana (peaked in 2010, two years after The Princess and the Frog was released), Giselle (peaked in 2008, the year after Enchanted was released).
JEDDAH: Ballet, one of the world's most demanding art forms, is enjoying soaring popularity in Saudi Arabia as a new generation discovers its physical, mental and social benefits, and a Jeddah-based studio is at the forefront of the dance's development in the Kingdom.
That is, those seeking cheap popularity get popularity only among cheap people like themselves.
As someone put it, "Popularity is when other people like you, happiness is when you like yourself."
With the rise in popularity of e-commerce, several new brands have emerged as successful competitors to the already existing brands.
First he looks into the types of popularity that affect us today as adults, and where popularity still matters (the workplace, for instance).