3183 high stakes

今天我们要学的词是 high-stakes.

High-stakes 原意是赌注高,风险大,引申下来是指事关重大。Harvard University is fighting accusations that its admissions office racially discriminated against Asian-American students in a high-stakes affirmative action case in federal court. 在联邦法庭审理的一起至关重要的平权法案诉讼案中,哈佛大学反击针对其招生办公室对亚裔美国学生种族歧视的指控。

The UK Brexit secretary returned home after tense Brexit talks ended in stand-off ahead of the high-stakes EU summit. 英国脱欧事务大臣在紧张谈判后返回英国,脱欧谈判在事关重大的欧盟峰会之前陷入僵局。

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