lock-in


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lock-in

n
an illegal session of selling alcohol in a bar after the time when it should, by law, be closed
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"First thing they do is get a lock-in and before you know it people are stoating around the bar half-canned at 5am, breaking the law by smoking inside and serving up rolls and square sausage.
We had one drink, the bell was rung and then that most glorious of things, a lock-in.
Penalties will apply if you go for the lower rate and wish to re-mortgage or redeem your mortgage during the 'lock-in' period - referred to as the 'tail'.
I'M sure, like myself, many of you have been privy to a lock-in at least once in your life.
In the worst cases, two years of saving are followed by a costly five-year lock-in.
We get ultra-low interest on our instant access "rainy day" savings accounts, are stitched up by "lock-in" deals and put up with lousy performances on our long-term investment plans.
And they should weigh up any benefits in a deal against the lock-in. Customers tied to a lender for more than three years are likely to have lost any benefit they have had.
The decision to take away its licence came after police claimed the pub had a 10-person lock-in which ended in violence and that staff deliberately moved CCTV cameras in order to cover it up.
HUNDREDS of excited students queued outside the Kingsgate shopping centre last night for a lock-in with a difference.
"The DJ lock-in is an exciting and innovative way to evolve our relationship with DJs while providing a bigger platform for them to evangelize their personal experience with T-Mobile."
They were let in by Mr Smith, who was working as a DJ during the lock-in, but were later told to leave following an argument at the bar.