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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 relating 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 of tie-in
1920-1925
1920-25; adj., noun use of verb phrase tie in
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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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