buy-in

buy-in

[bahy-in]
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:
noun use of verb phrase buy in

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buy-in
1620s, from buy + in.
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