English @ the Movies: 'There's A Lot At Stake'

source: VOA Learning English     2016年8月13日
Our English @ the Movies phrase is from the movie "Eye in the Sky." This movie is about using military drone aircraft in war. The pilot and officers are deciding if the pilot should fire a missile. The phrase is "there's a lot at stake." Listen and find out what it means.
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# at stake: Something that is at stake could be lost or damaged if something fails. There's a lot of money at stake here. Someone's got to do the thinking around here, especially with our daughter's future at stake. (source: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/at+stake)