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lock-in

[lok-in] /ˈlɒkˌɪn/
noun
1.
an act or instance of becoming unalterable, unmovable, or rigid.
2.
commitment, binding, or restriction.
Origin of lock-in
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; noun use of verb phrase lock in
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  • To every appeal they heartlessly refused to divulge the key to the lock-in.

    Meeting of the Board Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for lock-in

lock-in

noun
1.
an illegal session of selling alcohol in a bar after the time when it should, by law, be closed
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