One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A clause in a contract that allows for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices under certain conditions.
- ‘The agreement includes a 6 per cent escalator clause.’
- ‘With pricing uncertainty making hard-dollar contracts risky, industry associations are petitioning government agencies for relief through escalation clauses on new contracts.’
- ‘The contract price did not contain an escalation clause, although this would have been difficult with the daily fluctuations in livestock prices.’
- ‘You could try inserting a materials-price escalation clause into contracts.’
- ‘None of the contractors protected itself with a price escalation clause.’
- ‘Mechanical contractors are also trying to add material-price escalator clauses to their contracts.’
escalator clause/ˈeskəˌlādər klôz/
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