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.
of or relating to two or more products advertised, marketed, or sold together.
an arrangement or campaign whereby related products are promoted, marketed, or sold together: a book and movie tie-in.
a tie-in sale or advertisement.
an item in a tie-in sale or advertisement.
any direct or indirect link, relationship, or connection: There is a tie-in between smoking and cancer.
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How to use tie-in in a sentence
However, an article designed to act as a tie-in to the piece has been published as planned in the BBC magazine Radio Times.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla | Tom Sykes | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
DC is taking note, with a successful iPad Smallville tie-in.Green Lantern Going Gay to Help Boost Stagnant Comic Book Business | Alex Klein | June 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And growing: The film's release catapulted the movie tie-in version of the paperback back onto the top of bestseller lists.
But the potential Tice tie-in indicates the real explanation could be rooted in a deal gone bad.
A woman has a tie-in with those material things, and the new life brought freedom from that.Golden Lads | Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
British Dictionary definitions for tie in
to come or bring into a certain relationship; coordinate
a link, relationship, or coordination
publicity material, a book, tape, etc, linked to a film or broadcast programme or series
a sale or advertisement offering products of which a purchaser must buy one or more in addition to his purchase
an item sold or advertised in this way, esp the extra item
(as modifier): a tie-in sale
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Other Idioms and Phrases with tie-in
Connect closely with, coordinate, as in They are trying to tie in the movie promotion with the book it is based on, or His story does not tie in with the facts. [First half of 1900s]
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