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in the popularity/fashion etc stakes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the popularity/fashion etc stakesin the popularity/fashion etc stakesCOMPETE WITH/TRY TO BEATused when saying how popular, fashionable etc someone or something is Ben wouldn’t score very highly in the popularity stakes. stake
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in the popularity/fashion etc stakesAlthough still carrying the hallmarks of a true fishing port, Padstow is fast gaining ground in the popularity stakes.They are running neck-and-neck in the popularity stakes.
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