buy in



  • phrasal verb to buy the thing which you are trying to sell because no one will pay the price you want
  • phrasal verb to buy stock to cover a position
  • phrasal verb to buy its own shares


  • (written as buy-in)
    A bidder's attempt to win a contract by submitting a price that will result in a loss, with the hope of making the contract profitable through change orders or follow-on contracts.


  • verb to buy a book ready made and publish it, rather than editing it from the manuscript