Super Bowl 2014: Bruno Mars "grateful" to perform at halftime show
Before Bruno Mars performs in front of the biggest audience of his career at Super Bowl XLVIII, he talked about it in front of a much smaller crowd Thursday.
The pop crooner appeared at the Rose Theater in New York's Time Warner Center to promote his halftime performance Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where the Seattle Seahawks will play the Denver Broncos.
He says he feels honored the NFL is letting him perform at the Super Bowl halftime show even though he's still a budding artist.
Mars' hits include "Locked Out of Heaven," "Grenade" and "Just the Way You Are." He won the best pop vocal album Grammy Award for "Unorthodox Jukebox" this week.
そこでraise the stakesで「1．賭け金を上げる、賭けの度合いを高める」「2. 〈比喩〉〔戦いに勝つなどの〕希望を膨らませる」「3．〈比喩〉リスク［危険性］を高める」「4．〈比喩〉さらに深く関わる［関与する］」という意味になります。（英辞郎 on the WEB)
英英には"To increase one's commitment or involvement"と載っていました。(The Free Dictionary)