The second upped the ante, taking aim at “cray,” “jelly,” “literally,” “teehee,” and “totes.”
Earlier Friday, Assange announced plans to talk the crowds from the window of the embassy, thus upping the ante once more.
U.S. intelligence expects that the North would up the ante to every American riposte.
“Sweetening the pot,” “upping the ante,” “showing your cards,” “folding your hand”—all those clichés stem from poker for a reason.
Not initially, but as we became more popular the network kept upping the ante.
Human life does not occur in a vacuum, nor is nature a mere stage setting for the enactment of its drama (ante, p. 211).
If (b) he accept his cards, he must stake a sum at least twice the amount of ante.
These he watched for a time and noticed that the pots were quite large for the ante involved.
C, who has the right to straddle the ante does not do so, so no other player may.
The dominant feature of the social and economic life of the South of ante bellum days was the plantation.
1838 (n.), 1846 (v.), American English poker slang, apparently from Latin ante "before," from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (cf. Sanskrit antah "end, border, boundary," Hittite hanti "opposite," Greek anta, anten "opposite," anti "over against, opposite, before;" Old Lithuanian anta "on to;" Gothic anda "along;" Old English and- "against;" German ent- "along, against"), from root *ant- "front, forehead."
word-forming element meaning "before, in front of; previous, existing beforehand; introductory to," from Latin ante (prep. and adv.) "before, in front of, opposite," used in combinations, from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (see ante).
Prior to; earlier: antenatal.
In front of; before: antebrachium.