Definition of golden handcuffs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

golden handcuffs

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noun
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a large sum of money and other financial benefits that are given to somebody 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 the TV network.
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