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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Most plans offer free phones if we sign our life away for two years.
She said: "They are trying to make us sign our life away.
Nicola, who beat 10,000 others to become one of 10 finalists in ITV1's Popstars: The Rivals, said: "They are trying to make us sign our life away.