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stake a claimTo take an action that asserts a property right in something.Rate it:

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at stakeIn danger; hazarded; pledged; at risk.Rate it:

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claim to fameThat for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.Rate it:

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ask for the moonTo claim or desire something that one cannot have.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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burst my balloonBreak-up an assertion or a claim of success. Depracate a plan or approach. Deflate and belittle the glowing reports of a well chosen committee:Rate it:

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burst my balloonBreak-up an assertion or a claim of success. Deprecate a plan or approach. Deflate and belittle the glowing reports of a well chosen committee:Rate it:

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dog in the huntThis is often used erroneously to indicate that one has no stake in the outcome. As such this is a bastardization of two Southern idioms: "no dog in the fight," and "that dog won't hunt." (The latter indicates something is a bad idea or prone to fail.) Use of the phrase "no dog in the hunt" when one wishes to indicate they have no "dog in the fight" will generate funny glances from any Southerners who overhear it.Rate it:

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horse pillA fact, proposal, claim, etc. that is difficult to accept or believe.Rate it:

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kernel of truthA core accuracy at the heart of a claim or narrative which also contains dubious or fictitious elements.Rate it:

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pray tellExpressing incredulity, please explain (some claim or position the speaker doubts).Rate it:

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pull out of one's assTo fabricate (a factual-sounding claim) from no factual basis or evidenceRate it:

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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo claim a position that one does not rightfully earn.Rate it:

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shotgunTo claim the front seat in a car.Rate it:

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speak forTo claim, reserve, or occupy.Rate it:

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talk the talkSpeak like an expert, claim to be knowledgeable about something.Rate it:

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up for grabsAvailable for anyone to obtain, claim or win.Rate it:

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wrap in the flagTo claim one's cause deserves support for patriotic reasons or that one's own motives are patriotic.Rate it:

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