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sign the pledge

To take an oath to abstain from drinking alcohol forever. My father was a monster to me and my brothers until he signed the pledge in the late 90s. I noticed Janet drinking 7-Up all night. She either signed the pledge, or she's pregnant.
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go back on one's word

 and go back on one's promise; go back on one's pledge
to break a promise that one has made. I hate to go back on my word, but I won't pay you $100 afterall. Going back on your promise makes you a liar.
See also: back, on, word

pledge something

to someone to promise something to someone. I pledged one hundred dollars to Ralph for his cause. We pledged a lot of money to our favorite charity.

take the pledge

Fig. to promise to abstain from drinking alcohol. I'm not ready to take the pledge yet, but I will cut down. My aunt tried to get me to take the pledge.
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sign (or take) the pledge

make a solemn undertaking to abstain from alcohol.
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sign/take the ˈpledge

(old-fashioned) promise never to drink alcohol: He hasn’t been much fun since he took the pledge.In the nineteenth century there were anti-drinking campaigns, when people were encouraged to sign a promise (= a pledge) never to drink alcohol.
See also: pledge, sign, take

take the pledge

tv. to promise to abstain from alcohol. I’m not ready to take the pledge yet, but I will cut down.
See also: pledge, take
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Value of pledged property: The final regulations provide that, if additional property is made subject to a pledge, it is treated as a new pledge and the net FMV of all of the pledged property must be determined at that time.
Most of those who pledged virginity did have sex before marriage (and before the date of the study interview).
In total, the pledged patents cover a wide breadth, including patents on important interoperability features of operating systems and databases, as well as internet, user interface, and language processing technologies.
Pledged taxes in aggregate have increased annually, growing an average 3.
In some cases, the taxpayer will have the right to substitute cash or other collateral for the pledged shares.
3 million in 1998) from actual pledged revenues in fiscal 1994 is strong at 4.
New revenues pledged by the bank in 2006 are expected to be leveraged to finance additional project commitments.
We have not found a case in which the redeemed stock was pledged by the corporation to the redeemed shareholder.
TRFs currently represent 35% of pledged revenues, while federal highway reimbursement funds equal 44%.
In addition, there is an annual requirement to pre-pay (or set aside to the call date) up to 50% of annual debt service from surplus pledged funds available after debt service, if the primary revenue sources of the race track provide less than 2.
Pledged revenues are deposited monthly with a trustee into the infrastructure fund sub-account of the commonwealth's highway fund, revenues which are constitutionally pledged to transportation purposes.
Between fiscal 2001 and 2005, growth in pledged revenues has equaled a strong 8.
The 'A+' rating on the improvement revenue and refunding bonds is based on the stable nature of the pledged revenue stream, adequate coverage by pledged revenues, solid legal provisions, and the city's general credit characteristics.
Strong security is provided by the gross lien on pledged revenues that are constitutionally dedicated for highway purposes.
The additional bonds test, which conservatively discounts historical GGRT receipts and projected pledged revenues based on the credit quality of the loans, provide protection against the program becoming too leveraged.