golden hand cuffs

golden handcuffs

noun
a series of raises, bonuses, etc., given at specified intervals or tied to length of employment so as to keep an executive from leaving the company.

Origin:
1985–90

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golden handcuffs
 
pl n
informal payments deferred over a number of years that induce a person to stay with a particular company or in a particular job

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golden handcuffs definition


  1. n.
    monetary inducements to stay on the job. (Usually for highly paid executives in large corporations. See also golden parachute.) : The company provided a variety of golden handcuffs to keep its execs happy through a takeover.
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