Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stake a claim

stake a claim
Meaning(s)
1) assert one's ownership or right to something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • stake a claim for/to something
  • Analysis

    To 'stake a claim' is to affirm ownership or declare a right to money or property. This is a phrase you will often hear in relation to legal disputes, land, property or copyright ownership. When you 'stake a claim' you imply that you have ownership over something or a portion of the proceeds or income generated by something.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The player staked a claim for a regular place in the side by scoring the winning goal in the previous match.
    2. A small piece of land beside my property has been left unused for years. I don't think there would be any challenge to me staking a claim to it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Laura has set about improving her communication skills as he looks to stake a claim for the vacant managerial position.
    2. I think you would be well within your rights to stake a claim from the proceeds of the article you wrote.
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