plural buy-ins
: acceptance of and willingness to actively support and participate in something (such as a proposed new plan or policy)
Without buy-in from his troops, Gruden's just another tuned-out coach.Tim Keown
Probably the biggest challenge is to increase teacher buy-in. Some worry that Khan's methods are too untested. Others are more blunt, saying he wants to replace teachers with computers.Kayla Webley

Examples of buy-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, with Mom’s buy-in, line them up and be the main contact. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 Santos said buy-in from players is present, especially from freshman Mitchell Sawicki, Mike’s younger brother, who Todd called a future captain. Matt Doherty,, 11 Sep. 2023 DeWine cautioned that some more explicit buy-in would be prudent. Jake Zuckerman, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 That there hasn't been national buy-in about the Longhorns' chances of reaching the College Football Playoff is a reflection of two factors. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 June 2021 The Gauge, a monthly snapshot of TV use by platform from Nielsen, launches — with buy-in from Netflix and other streamers, marking a big change in their attitude toward the ratings service. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2023 Things will be bubbling over for Josh McDaniels’ squad by this point, where the Colts will still have good buy-in under Steichen. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Sep. 2023 Carl Smallwood, director of the Divided Community Project and a professor at Ohio State University, told there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but solutions to community tension must have local buy-in. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2023 Getting buy-in from faculty has been slow, too, especially for teaching in the summer, Zemsky and others said. Jon Marcus, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buy-in was in 1991

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“Buy-in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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