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lock-in

noun [C] uk   /ˈlɒk.ɪn/ us    /ˈlɑːk-/

lock-in noun [C] (FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENT)

a length of time during which you are not allowed to end or change a financial arrangement: Your new mortgage may have a long lock-in period, particularly if you go for a fixed rate.

lock-in noun [C] (PUB)

UK informal an occasion when a pub locks its doors and allows people to continue drinking illegally after the time when it should have closed: There was a lock-in at my local last night.
Translations of “lock-in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 酒館下班後非法營業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酒馆下班后非法营业…
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