tie-in

[tahy-in]
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:
1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase tie in

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tie-in definition


  1. n.
    a connection; a liaison. : I got a call from Mary—my tie-in with the mayor's office—who says it's all set.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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.
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