Phrase: Be at stake
Meaning: If something such as your rights is at stake, it means that they may come to an end, that is, they are at risk:
If Catalonia is not unified and does not become a free nation, the Catalan language is at stake, that is, it will be wiped out by the French and Castilian languages.
Their lives are at stake, that is, they are in danger. We must go there and help them immediately.
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