Definition of the day: skin in the game

Having a direct interest in the result of a cricket match, usually as part of one of the teams involved. This phrase is used to describe backseat captaincy from beyond the boundary which always advocates more swashbuckling and radical decisions and tactics than if one were actually playing oneself.

Usage: “With a 250-lead I’d declare now and dangle a carrot. Easy for me to say though, I’ve no actual skin in the game.”

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