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golden handcuffs

noun plural

: the salary and benefits that stop a highly paid employee from choosing to leave a job

Full Definition of GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

:  special benefits offered to an employee as an inducement to continue service

First Known Use of GOLDEN HANDCUFFS

1976

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