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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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on a handshake

Agreed upon but not set down formally in writing. They agreed to giving me a pay raise on a handshake, but six months later I have yet to see a dime of that. Investigating the shady deals has been difficult as many were done on a handshake, so there is very little in the way of a paper trail to follow.
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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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Today, two techniques--configuration bitstream encryption and handshaking tokens--are used to secure designs within volatile FPGAs, while nonvolatile FPGAs provide design protection by using security bits.
Using the EE-SEC, technicians can configure each of the multiple vSTA(TM) (virtual station) individually and independently to create real-world load scenarios and execute these tests with vSTA operating concurrently with bi-directional traffic and full security handshaking, exactly as if this were a multi-station loading situation deployed in an enterprise setting.
The CompactFlash card controller is pre-programmed with an embedded flash file system which, upon initial power-up, recognizes the flash media devices, sets up a bad block table, executes all the necessary handshaking routines for flash media support, and performs the low-level format.
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has enhanced its MAC300 Series of multi-axis programmable controllers for desirable programming capability when performing integrated communication via stand-alone or on-line handshaking operation.
Tallinn university of technology, institute of cybernetics seeks at academy road 21 to set up the european regional development fund funded project "nonlinear analysis centre" microscopy system used for microscopic objects to investigate the following methods: fluorescence and transmitted light microscopy, electrophysiology, handshaking cell mechanics, and so on.
The MAX3388E/ MAX3389E RS-232 transceiver for PDA and cell phone applications include three transmitters and two receivers required for data transmission and hot-sync functionality The products feature a logic-level I/O pin for additional device-to-device handshaking and a 62 [OMEGA] switch that can provide power to remote circuitry.