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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.
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com)-- Financial advisers are thrilled that finally a method exists for businesses to obtain credit without having to personally sign their life away
Some agents do not want to rock the boat and will sign their life away
because they need the job.
Seventeen-year-old kids aren't even legally allowed to consent to sexual activity because they don't understand the consequences of their actions; yet we let them sign their life away
to the military in exchange for 10 grand.
It's easy for people to sign their life away
on credit cards but there's a price to pay at the end when the bill comes," said Don Marginson, President of City Mortgage.