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raise the stakes

To increase the level of risk and/or potential reward in a particular situation. "Stakes" refers to one's level of involvement. They really raised the stakes in the employee art contest—first place gets a week of paid vacation! Let's raise the stakes, shall we? The loser can never set foot in this place again.
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raise the stakes

To increase one's commitment or involvement.
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Pierce raises the stakes Finally they go all in, but who will have lady luck on their side?
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Growing polarization,' he writes, `inevitably raises the stakes, first producing increasingly fiery rhetoric and then inducing violence.
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Howard Sirota of Sirota & Sirota LLP a member of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in both the IPO Antitrust and IPO Securities class actions, said, "This landmark decision in our favor raises the stakes for the defendants.
We want to give students an opportunity to gain a real-life understanding of the markets, and believe that the best way to do that is to use real money - it raises the stakes," said Ron Tschetter, president of D.
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It raises the stakes well beyond that of filtering because spammers cannot simply falsify some data and force you to receive their junk," says Way.
Producing 300mm wafers raises the stakes for manufacturers, with increased value-per-wafer, and our advanced cleaning system for 300mm processing ensures high-performance defect reduction.