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grandfather sb/sth into sth

( also grandfather sb/sth in) phrasal verb with grandfather
 
 
/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW
to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: Most existing companies will be grandfathered into the old system for up to five years. Many old bridges will suddenly be out of date but will be grandfathered in.
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