Buy-in



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.
Contemporary Examples

The Senate’s Scary Health Care Deal Tunku Varadarajan December 8, 2009
Illegal New York Poker Clubs: A Former Waitress Reveals What Goes on Inside Sara Copeland April 11, 2012
Joe, Start Acting Jewish! Lee Siegel December 13, 2009
How He Became a Holdout Benjamin Sarlin December 13, 2009
The Democrats’ Silver Lining Reihan Salam January 5, 2010
John Boehner’s Tea Party Nightmare Benjamin Sarlin December 18, 2010
How He Became a Holdout Benjamin Sarlin December 13, 2009
Joe, Start Acting Jewish! Lee Siegel December 13, 2009
The Rube Goldberg Policy Machine Megan McArdle October 1, 2012

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  • Buy-out

    to acquire the possession of, or the right to, by paying or promising to pay an equivalent, especially in money; purchase. to acquire by exchange or concession: to buy favor with flattery. to hire or obtain the services of: The Yankees bought a new center fielder. to bribe: Most public officials cannot be bought. to […]

  • Buy-something

    Believe something; accept as true or satisfactory. For example, You think he’s a millionaire? I just won’t buy that. [ ; 1920s ] Contemporary Examples The Michael Jackson Effect Bruce Wagner July 15, 2009 Inside Lloyd Blankfein’s Head Doug Hirschhorn April 27, 2010 Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers Stereo Williams January 7, […]



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