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[tahy-in] /ˈtaɪˌɪn/
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.
of or relating to two or more products advertised, marketed, or sold together.
an arrangement or campaign whereby related products are promoted, marketed, or sold together:
a book and movie tie-in.
a tie-in sale or advertisement.
an item in a tie-in sale or advertisement.
any direct or indirect link, relationship, or connection:
There is a tie-in between smoking and cancer.
Origin of tie-in
1920-25; adj., noun use of verb phrase tie in Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Could be tie-in his father's execution and use of psi ability.

    The Leader William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
  • A woman has a tie-in with those material things, and the new life brought freedom from that.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
Slang definitions & phrases for tie-in

tie a can to

verb phrase

To dismiss; discharge; can, fire: First it was the Braves who tied a can to Tommy Hughes

[1926+; probably fr can, ''discharge'']

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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