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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Andreas has ambitions in the World Rally Championship, but even with his undoubted skill I can't help but feel nervous as I pull on a fireproof race suit and helmet and sign my life away with a disclaimer.
I'd sign my life away probably here the way it's going at the moment.
I wouldn't sign my life away and definitely want to do the Robert Burns film next April with Gerard Butler.
I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into when the guide-service people had me sign my life away.
As the WBA heavyweight cham-pionI should be able to meet them without having to sign my life away.