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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.
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Only one of the taxpayer's VPFs contained a cash settlement option; the other contracts could only be settled by the taxpayer delivering the pledged shares.
In connection with entering into the VPFs, the taxpayer pledged with the counterparty the maximum number of shares of stock to be delivered on the settlement date, by transferring the stock to a collateral account to be held by a trustee for the counterparty's benefit.
As contemplated under the pledge agreements, the trustee, acting as an agent of the taxpayer, entered into share-lending agreements with the counterparty with respect to the pledged stock.
Loan repayments, senior PPRF program releases, and additional direct pledged loans currently provide 2.
The ballpark fee stabilization fund provides some protection against a drop in stadium-related revenues, but it is only funded and, if drawn on, replenished to the extent excess pledged revenues are available.
05 times (x) by estimated, FY 2006 pledged receipts.
The resulting pledged receipts of nearly $2 billion still cover MADS amply.
Based on projections for fiscal 2006, 72% of pledged revenues are generated from TEI, 13% from SAHC, 12% from the Pueblo in the form of taxes, and 3% from SAGC.
In addition to the series 2006 bonds, pledged revenues also secure a subordinate loan, 90% of which is guaranteed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Unaudited fiscal 2005 pledged revenues cover maximum annual debt service (MADS) an ample 1.
Slightly less than one-half of pledged revenues come from a 10% tax on commercial and residential electricity purchases from the quasi-independent JEA.
The debt is payable from pledged revenues, principally highway-related taxes and fees.
In fiscal 2005, unaudited pledged revenues covered senior lien debt service by 2.
The series 2005 ISRF bonds are secured by loan repayments on over $77 million in outstanding loans pledged to the series indenture, as well as over $65 million in outstanding loans pledged to the cross collateral account of the master indenture.