One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a personal investment in an organization or undertaking, and therefore a vested interest in its success.
- ‘"I never get involved in a company unless I have skin in the game," he said.’
- ‘Sure, he had 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is for people who have skin in the game.’
- ‘You have sweat on your brow, but your partner has skin in the game.’
- ‘But all politics are local and it's very personal when you feel you have skin in the game.’
- ‘A consultant may have skin in the game if you buy from a certain vendor.’
- ‘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.’
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