grandfather sb into sth

UK US grandfather sb/sth into sth
Phrasal Verb with grandfather({{}}/ˈɡrænfɑːðər/ verb US LAW
(also grandfather sb/sth in)
to allow someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal: »

Most existing companies will be grandfathered into the old system for up to five years.

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Many old bridges will suddenly be out of date but will be grandfathered in.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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