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evergreen

adjective A popular term for a “constant” in any field of human endeavor—e.g., an evergreen drug (e.g., Tylenol), an evergreen film (e.g., Casablanca), etc.

evergreen

a type of tree or shrub that possesses leaves in all seasons. Most CONIFERS are evergreen, as are many ANGIOSPERMS (e.g. laurel, privet), with an average leaf-life of about three years.
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He says these contracts tend to have evergreen clauses.
HOLDEN - An evergreen clause that caused a controversy that mushroomed into an announcement last week that Town Manager Brian J.
Bullock of any changes to his contract, as an evergreen clause requires it to give 12 months' notice of any changes.
Some members of the board want to remove an evergreen clause in the contract that requires the board to notify him of any changes to his contract 12 months in advance or the contract will automatically renew unchanged.