Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

skin in the game

skin in the game
1) be directly involved in or affected by something
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    • I've invested heavily in the company, so I have skin in the game
  • Analysis
     usually related to business and finance
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I am a citizen of that country, so I have skin in the game when it comes to the election results.
    2. We are all rooting for Alisha to pass her exams. So many people have helped her get this far, we all feel like we have skin in the game.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The directors of the company have been criticized by shareholders for not having enough skin in the game due to their lack of personal investment.
    2. Carol has given all her staff shares in the business. She believes that the more skin they have in the game, the harder they will work to help the business succeed.
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