sweeten the pot

sweeten the pot

Fig. to increase the amount of money bet in a card game with hopes of encouraging other players to bet more enthusiastically. John sweetened the pot hoping others would follow.
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That disparity is likely to lead to scenarios in which employers in the Twin Cities try to sweeten the pot for prospective financial hires.
Relevant content is beneficial in its own right, but sometimes tangible offers sweeten the pot.
Yes, other elements can stir up and sweeten the pot, but only if they're brief and to the point, and if they work.
But if ever a club needed to sweeten the pot for prospective punters, it's surely Coventry City.
To sweeten the pot, Jenner even personalized the products with their names.
WBA may have to sweeten the pot by lowering the price and/or offering better locations to potential suitors, according to Hill.
Microsoft could always sweeten the pot with game deals, but we're strictly comparing the hardware specs and prices.
To sweeten the pot, this contest offers cash prizes for the Top 3 heroes nominated.
The deal that was offered to Ukraine was full of demands for reform and restructuring of its corrupt economy, but had little in the way of aid to soften the blows and sweeten the pot.
The deal that was offered to Ukraine was full of demands for reform and restructuring of its corrupt economy, but it had little in the way of aid to soften the blows and sweeten the pot.
But Arab diplomats report he's handing out millions of dollars and generous infrastructure projects to sweeten the pot.
In Berryman's case, for example, the two banks he shopped quoted identical 3 percent rates even though they may have had the flexibility to sweeten the pot with a closing-cost credit.
Most knife users agree the modern frame-lock popularized by knifemaker/manufacturer Chris Reeve is one of the sturdiest locking mechanisms available on a folding knife today, DPx Gear has taken the design a bit further by designing a tactical/survival folder with a few interesting add-ons to sweeten the pot.
25 ratio, but it might be able to sweeten the pot enough, say 3:1 or 3.
To sweeten the pot, participants earned a 30-dollar bonus for each of two estimation rounds, but lost 1 dollar for each percentage point their answer deviated from correct.