Complete Definition of "up the ante"

English

Verb
en-verb|ups the ante|upping the ante|upped the ante|upped the ante

  1. poker To raise the stakes of a hand of poker

#: With three aces and two jacks, he thought it was safe to up the ante.

  1. idiom To make something more desirable.

#: ''The school system cannot raise teachers salaries, so they are providing better benefits as an effort to up the ante.

Synonyms

sweeten the pot

Revision and Credits for"up the ante"
  • 2007-09-13 16:46 - RJFJR - verb phrase to verb, {{en-verb|ups the ante|upping the ante|upped the ante|upped the ante}}

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