at stake

at risk in danger in a position to be lost or gained胜败未定;处于成败(存亡、输赢)关头;在危险中

The life of the wounded pilot is at stake,受伤的飞行员生死未卜。

He put all his money at stake in this business.他孤注一掷,把钱全部投在这项经营上。

My honor is at stake so I cannot let the matter rest.这危及我的名誉,所以我不能不管。

The team played hard because the championship was at stake.这支球队打得非常卖力,因为冠军赛已进入决定性的阶段。