1. He lost half of his chips in the last hand.2. Money isn't the only bargaining chip an employer has to work with. A high position in the company and perks may also be used to attract competent employees.
 gambling chip bargaining chipgambling chip = 賭博用的籌碼bargaining chip = 常指談判時所用的被當作籌碼的人或物
I am much smarter than my husband, but it is important to protec his manhood.