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buy (one's) way in(to) (something)
To pay money in order to gain access to a group or place. He bought his way into the organization through hefty donations. Listen, this isn't the sort of establishment where you can just buy your way in with a wad of cash.
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buy one's way in (to something)
to achieve entry or membership in something often by paying money. Do you think you can buy your way into this fraternity? I'm sure I can buy my way in with my family connections.
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