Upping the Ante in Afghanistan

From  The NY Times, OP-ED page, 12/1/2009: “A Tragic Mistake”, Bob Herbert, with the sub-headline, “Upping the Ante in Afghanistan”.

“Upping the ante” is a term used usually in the game of poker when one increases their bet.  As a metaphor Mr. Herbert uses it here in his column about the U.S. administration’s increase in troop levels to be sent to Afghanistan.

This could also be used in business as a metaphor related to increasing investment in a project.


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