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golden handshake

A large severance package given to an executive who leaves a company due to termination, corporate restructuring, or retirement. The company's vice president received a $500,000 golden handshake after being pressured to leave his position.
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golden handshake

Generous severance pay to an employee, often as an incentive for early retirement. For example, With a dwindling school population, the town decided to offer golden handshakes to some of the teachers . This slangy business term dates from the mid-1900s. A close relative is golden parachute, a generous severance agreement for an executive in the event of sudden dismissal owing to a merger or similar circumstance. This expression first appeared about 1980.
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a golden handshake

1. A golden handshake is a large amount of money that someone is given if they are asked to leave a job before the normal age when they would leave. She offered me a golden handshake to get me to leave quietly, which I did.
2. A golden handshake is a large amount of money that a company gives to an employee when he or she leaves, as a reward for long service or good work. The officer retired with a golden handshake and a pension.
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on a handshake

If an agreement or contract is made on a handshake, it is agreed between people but not written down. Our business is all done on a handshake. The White Star line, it seems, went about its business in a curious way, with contracts agreed on a handshake.
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a golden handshake

a sum of money paid by an employer to a retiring or redundant employee.
On the same principle, the phrase a golden hello was coined in the late 20th century. It is explained in an Appointments section of the New Scientist in 1998 : ‘Employers…especially in the financial sector, are offering “golden hellos”. These are advances of up to £2000, sometimes given on acceptance of a job offer or with the first month's salary.’
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a golden ˈhandshake

a large sum of money given to somebody when they leave their job, or to persuade them to leave their job: The directors will each get a large golden handshake and a pension.
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The Data Transit SAS and SATA PacketMakers allow the timing of frame and primitive handshaking to be adjusted with Dword granularity (27ns) by inserting idle data between frames or primitives.
Handshaking is a function that tells each computer when to wait before sending information because the other computer or printer is not ready.
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Prince Andrew, the Falklands War veteran, has established a publicly funded career where he manages to squeeze in a bit of royal handshaking around his golf.
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Contract notice: Provision of microscopy system used for microscopic objects of investigation of the following methods: fluorescence and transmitted light microscopy, electrophysiology, handshaking cell mechanics, etc.
End-to-end control leads are supported for applications requiring protocol handshaking.
Institute of cybernetics at tallinn university of technology wants to build the european regional development fund funded project "nonlinear analysis center" microscopy system, which is used to study microscopic objects of the following methods: fluorescence and transmitted light microscopy, electrophysiology, handshaking cell mechanics, etc.
And when a document is transmitted from one Panafax device to another, the exclusive Super Quick Handshaking feature kicks in to dramatically reduce the actual time required for the two machines to exchange information.
Its 115Kbps bidirectional capabilities make it ideal for attaching to high speed modems that require hardware handshaking at 115Kbps speeds.
Because the software obtains information through the handshaking process, privacy issues are less of an issue.
Hardware/Software Interface Specification: Detailed interface characteristics such as instruction sequence and bit information can be captured providing designers with a clear forum for handshaking issues.
The gateway delivers a stable and secure method for locating and handshaking via http without the need for modifications to existing firewall configurations.