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English definition of “buy-in”

buy-in

noun     /ˈbaɪ.ɪn/
[C] a situation in which a person or group buys enough shares in a company to get control of it: She led a buy-in of the group and is now its director. [C] a situation in which a company buys its own shares from shareholders [U] the fact of agreeing with and accepting something that someone suggests: If you want to go ahead with these plans, you'll need buy-in from the staff.
(Definition of buy-in noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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