Definition of have skin in the game in English:

have skin in the game

phrase

US
informal
  • Have a personal investment in an organization or undertaking, and therefore a vested interest in its success.

    • ‘When you share bad news and try to reassure people, they're likely not to believe you unless they feel you have skin in the game.’
    • ‘Having skin in the game kept everyone motivated and honest, essential in an operation that trusted players to walk around with thousands of dollars in their pockets.’
    • ‘A consultant may have skin in the game if you buy from a certain vendor.’
    • ‘Sure, he had skin in the game.’
    • ‘He said on "This Week" yesterday, everybody has got to have skin in the game.’
    • ‘"You want them to have skin in the game and this is a good way to get that," he says.’
    • ‘But all politics are local and it's very personal when you feel you have skin in the game.’
    • ‘"I never get involved in a company unless I have skin in the game," he said.’
    • ‘It is for people who have skin in the game.’
    • ‘You have sweat on your brow, but your partner has skin in the game.’