buy-in

noun
\ ˈbī-ˌin How to pronounce buy-in (audio) \
plural buy-ins

Definition of buy-in

: 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

First Known Use of buy-in

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Buy-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buy-in. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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