vested interest


1. a strong personal concern in something






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a vested interest in seeing something succeed

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A vested interest is a personal reason to be involved in something usually due to the possibility of gaining an advantage or for financial or personal gain. This is a formal expression usually used as an allegation or to call someone out. 

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  1. My son plays for that team, so I have a vested interest in seeing them do well.
  2. There are a lot of vested interests in the world of horseracing, I wouldn't trust anyone completely.

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  1. Employees are given shares in the company so that they have a vested interest in helping it to be successful.
  2. Frank knows that he will most likely get Harry's position in the organization if he's fired, so he has vested interest in undermining him every chance he gets. 

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