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    #1

    That new guy has a stake in it.

    Is it right to say "I've decided to quit my job, and that new guy has a stake in my decision", meaning the new guy has a participation in my decision, or that he's got a lot to do with it? If not, what is the right idiom(s) in this case?

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    #2

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    I would say:
    He has a part/role in my decision.
    He has an influence on my decision.
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    #3

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    The only time I heard somebody using this expression was in the film Kramer vs. Kramer, it had something to do with the upbringing of the Mr. and Mrs. Kramer's child...

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    #4

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    I've just come across the expression "partly to blame for". "That new guy is partly to blame for my decision". Would it work?

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    #5

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    Why do you want to blame him?
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    #6

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Why do you want to blame him?
    It's just a sentence. Maybe because he picks on me, I don't like his manners, I envy him, maybe because he used to date my present girlfriend, maybe I just happen to hate his guts for no reason.... The sentence could have been "I had a terrible night sleep and that new guy has a stake in it" (we had an argument yesterday).

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    #7

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    OK. Perhaps:

    The new guy is partly to blame for my decision.


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Oct-2019 at 12:24. Reason: fixing typo
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    #8

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    Beachboy, don't say "It's just a sentence." Sentences (with words in them) are how we express ourselves. (My opinion.)
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    #9

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    If he had a stake in your decision, he would be invested in it in some fashion. That's not the term you were looking for.
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    #10

    Re: That new guy has a stake in it.

    Try to concentrate on sentences, phrases and constructions you actually want to use in real life. That's advice we regularly give learners here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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