- an act or instance of buying in.
- the deliberate submission of a false bid, too low to be met, in order to win a contract.
- Poker. the chips purchased by a player from the banker, occasionally a set amount required to enter a specific competition or game.
Origin of buy-in
noun use of verb phrase buy in
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Examples from the Web for buy-in
Rube Goldberg legislation is most dangerous when you do not have buy-in from the public and the opposition party.The Rube Goldberg Policy Machine
October 2, 2012
The first room my friend took me to was on the lower end of the spectrum with just a $200 buy-in.Illegal New York Poker Clubs: A Former Waitress Reveals What Goes on Inside
April 12, 2012
Harry Reid said recently that he wanted the GOP to finally have a “buy-in on the debt.”John Boehner's Tea Party Nightmare
December 19, 2010
One wonders why a Medicare buy-in wasn't placed front-and-center in the first place.The Democrats' Silver Lining
January 6, 2010
A public health-care option, or a Medicare buy-in will solve the problem of unaffordable health care in this country?Joe, Start Acting Jewish!
December 14, 2009
Word Origin and History for buy-in
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