Handshake Agreement


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Handshake Agreement

An informal agreement in which major points are decided, but details may still need to be discussed. A handshake agreement is not finalized but indicates that the deal in question is likely to take place. A handshake agreement is often, but is not always, oral, rather than in writing.
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With that, Ferguson was advised that 1947 would be the last year of the handshake agreement.
Would you give a handshake agreement to Mr Warren and then go back on that promise?
By late Monday, however, Schwarzenegger and Democratic and Republican leaders reached a handshake agreement on a spending plan that will spend roughly the same as the governor's $103 billion budget proposal.
Mr Bush originally said he preferred a handshake agreement to a treaty.
Mamet, who sources say has a handshake agreement with Jones to write and direct, is repped Howard Rosenstone at Rosenstone-Wender.
The partnership began with a handshake agreement in 1851 between the companies' founders Antoine Norbert de Patek and Charles Lewis Tiffany.
The deal cannot be officially signed until July 10 but the handshake agreement serves as huge sign that the Cavs are willing to invest into the future of its developing youngsters.
We've come to a handshake agreement," Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, said Monday during Deutsche Bank Championship media day.
Our handshake agreement blew away like the west Texas wind he'd left for.
But since the handshake agreement, the building has been at the center of complex negotiations over where to house the LAPD and various city departments that are now in rented space downtown.
Says another intimate observer of the process, "He has made a sizable deposit, and they have a handshake agreement and are moving toward documentation.