Definition of golden handcuffs noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

golden handcuffs

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a large sum of money and other financial benefits that are given to someone to persuade them to continue working for a company rather than leaving to work for another company He has just signed a $2M golden handcuffs deal with a rival TV network.
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