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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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  • Merchandise there have been several tiein books, and video and dvd releases.
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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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