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velvet handcuffs

A situation that is undesirable, unenjoyable, or unfulfilling but that provides enough financial security as to make one unwilling or unable to leave. After nearly three years at my mind-numbing job, held back by the velvet handcuffs of my salary and benefits, I decided to break away from it all and go live in Japan.
See also: handcuff, velvet

golden handcuffs

A situation that is undesirable, unenjoyable, or unfulfilling but that provides enough financial security as to make one unwilling or unable to leave. After nearly three years at my mind-numbing job, held back by the golden handcuffs of my salary and benefits, I decided to break away from it all and go live in Japan.
See also: golden, handcuff

golden handcuffs

Financial benefits that an employee will lose upon resigning, as in The company's presented all the middle managers with golden handcuffs, so they can't afford to leave . This slangy business expression dates from the 1970s.
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golden handcuffs

n. monetary inducements to stay on the job. (see also golden parachute.) The company provided a variety of golden handcuffs to keep its execs happy through a takeover.
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The handcuffs were removed by fire crews and she was taken to University Hospital of Wales by ambulance.
In the Mena case, the police officers executing the search warrant "entered [Mena's] bedroom and placed her in handcuffs at gunpoint.
Our men and women out there - when we have grown up with a culture where you have to justify the use of handcuffs now in the light of complaints and civil litigation, many people think twice before handcuffing.
While shackling the handcuffs around her wrists, the 24-year-old bit the hand of a policeman who was trying to restrain her while assisting his female partner.
The duty officer said that the defendant acted rudely and misbehaved when they tried to handcuff him.
Just as it was yesterday, today too handcuffs are a tool for intimidation.
This framework agreement relates to the acquisition of pairs of metal handcuffs of cases carrier handcuffs, disposable handcuffs and chains driving or accompanying handcuffs for the benefit of the services of the national police, Gendarmerie, Customs and Maritime Gendarmerie (Ministry of Defence).
However, Dawn Thompson - president of Hiatt-Thompson, the handcuff manufacturer's North American distributor - told a Los Angeles paper that Hiatt handcuffs were used by Government agencies across the world, and were known for their quality and reliability.
A private company's security does not have the authority to handcuff us.
Domingo, her custodian did not handcuff her, he said.
She explained: "The pattern is unusual and characteristic of handcuffs, with a single band on one side of the wrist and a double band on the other corresponding to components of the handcuff.
Deputies entered the cell and attempted to handcuff him, but he struggled and his head either struck the bottom rail of the bed or the concrete floor, according to Buckley.
4) They always should handcuff the suspect behind his back unless some definite reason, such as physical impairments or injury, exists.
A handcuff normally lasted about eighty years, because the quality of the iron cuffs was so good.
The doctor added: "The marks on the ankle fit in with something rigid like a handcuff going around the ankle.