skin in the game
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (idiomatic) A stake; something at risk, especially with regard to money and investments.
1992 June 18, Associated Press, “Perot's campaign is wary of fund-raising operations”, in The Sun, San Bernardino, CA, page 22:
- [Ross] Perot has told people they can send $5 if they want to have "some skin in the game" but he does not actively solicit contributions and says he will finance his own campaign.