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golden handcuffs

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Slang A lucrative incentive to an executive intended to discourage resignation or ensure long-term cooperation after departure.

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  • n. Any arrangement or agreement designed to provide extremely favorable benefits or pay, so as to discourage a participant from wanting to leave it, especially to retain a choice employee.

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  • “… a system of financial incentives designed to keep an employee from leaving the company.�? (esp. lawyers)

    It's pejorative. High-flyers get sucked into a lifestyle of excessive earning and consumption, until they are trapped.

    October 15, 2008