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Origin of lock-in
Example sentences from the Web for lock-in
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
The place was used as a lock-up for some time after the incorporation, and the old irons were kept on show for years.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
I do not know—I do not dare to believe—that I shall live to hear that key grating in the lock.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
British Dictionary definitions for lock-in
Idioms and Phrases with lock-in
Enclose, surround, as in The ship was completely locked in ice. [c. 1400s]
Also, lock into. Fix firmly in position, commit to something. This phrase often occurs as be locked in or into, as in She felt she was locked in a binding agreement, or Many of the stockholders are locked into their present positions. [Mid-1900s]