stake a/your claim to somebody/something(redirected from stake your claim to something)
stake (one's) claim
To assert one's ownership of or right to something. John rushed to New York to stake his claim to his father's inheritance money.
stake a claim
To assert one's ownership of or right to something. My great-grandfather staked a claim to this land. You can't have this cookie because someone else already staked a claim to it.
stake a claim to someone or something
Fig. to state or record one's claim on someone or something. (Alludes to marking off an area by pounding in wooden stakes.) she staked a claim to Jeff and told all her rivals to stay away. The prospector staked a claim to the gold-rich area.