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buy-in

[bahy-in] /ˈbaɪˌɪn/
noun
1.
an act or instance of buying in.
2.
the deliberate submission of a false bid, too low to be met, in order to win a contract.
3.
Poker. the chips purchased by a player from the banker, occasionally a set amount required to enter a specific competition or game.
Origin of buy-in
noun use of verb phrase buy in
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v.

verbal phrase, "to purchase a commission or stock," 1826, from buy (v.) + in (adv.). As a noun by 1970.

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buy-in

noun

Acceptance; acquiescence: Not everyone adheres to the strategy. They hedge. There's a lack of buy-in (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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