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    #1

    what does the phrase metaphorical stakes mean ? thanks

    in translating ,I met with a phrase "raise the metaphorical stakes",no idea what metaphorical stakes mean

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    #2

    Re: what does the phrase metaphorical stakes mean ? thanks

    Please give us some context, Simon.

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    #3

    Re: what does the phrase metaphorical stakes mean ? thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Simonbj View Post
    in While [I was] translating something, I met with came across a the phrase "raise the metaphorical stakes". I have no idea what "metaphorical stakes" means.
    Note my corrections above. Your profile shows that you are an English teacher. As such, it is important for you to demonstrate that you know how to write English correctly. Take care to follow these rules:

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