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tie-in

[tahy-in] /ˈtaɪˌɪn/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or designating a sale in which the buyer in order to get the item desired must also purchase one or more other, usually undesired, items.
2.
of or pertaining to two or more products advertised, marketed, or sold together.
noun
3.
an arrangement or campaign whereby related products are promoted, marketed, or sold together:
a book and movie tie-in.
4.
a tie-in sale or advertisement.
5.
an item in a tie-in sale or advertisement.
6.
any direct or indirect link, relationship, or connection:
There is a tie-in between smoking and cancer.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; adj., noun use of verb phrase tie in
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Examples for tie-in
  • They sell movie tickets, books, and a truly impressive amount of tie-in merchandise.
  • And there is no tie-in with hotel loyalty programmes, which will discourage some would-be guests.
  • We honestly thought it was a tie-in commercial for some electrolyte-rich energy beverage.
  • There's a tie-in here with the idea of aristocratic in-breeding.
  • Eventual tie-in with loyalty cards means saying goodbye to myriad stamp cards.
  • Concrete shall be removed to expose the tops of the prestressed concrete box beams while retaining the tie-in bar reinforcement.
  • Request the pilot close the flight plan with the tie-in facility.
  • Natural gas for this project will be coordinated by the contractor with the local gas company for tie-in.
  • Nor does this raisin- and citrus-flecked bread claim a spiritual tie-in.
British Dictionary definitions for tie-in

tie in

verb (adverb)
1.
to come or bring into a certain relationship; coordinate
noun
2.
a link, relationship, or coordination
3.
publicity material, a book, tape, etc, linked to a film or broadcast programme or series
4.
(US)
  1. a sale or advertisement offering products of which a purchaser must buy one or more in addition to his purchase
  2. an item sold or advertised in this way, esp the extra item
  3. (as modifier) a tie-in sale
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Slang definitions & phrases for tie-in

tie-in

noun
  1. A connection: I wonder if there's any tie-in with organized crime (1934+)
  2. An item sold because of the existence of another item: The book is a movie tie-in (1943+)

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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