sign (one's) life away

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sign (one's) life away

To forfeit one's rights or control over some integral aspect of one's life, typically one's financial interests, as through some signed deal or agreement. Because our financial portfolio was so bad, we basically had to sign our lives away to get approved for a mortgage with the bank. If you agree to this plea bargain, the government will have total control over your property, accounts, and future revenue—so think very carefully before you sign your life away.
See also: away, life, sign
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And he had to sign his life away just in case the four-metre jump went wrong.
Harrison was not exactly being asked to sign his life away.
DENNIS Bergkamp will sign his life away to Arsenal this week.
Edinburgh is willing to sign his life away to Tottenham, where he insists George Graham has rescued his career.