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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Buy in (To).
 
To collect stock by purchase; to withhold the sale of something offered at auction, because the bidding has not reached the “reserve price.”   1
 


 Button-hole (A).Buy Off (To). 

 
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