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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My husband and I recently closed on our first house, which introduced us to the strange new world of contracts, bills, and how to sign your life away.
In you go, sign your life away, and agree to adhere to the rules.
If you still reckon you've got what it takes to compete in the event, which is in full swing on Clapham Common this weekend, you can enter on a wildcard - but you have to sign your life away on a disclaimer form
Sign your life away for a credit card, and the choice is a small folding stool, a PGA cap or a large beach towel.
There are the mortgage brokers who salivate over their commission rates as you sign your life away.
Unless, that is, you can afford to spare pounds 25,000 in singing lessons, have a lovely face and are willing to sign your life away.
Prior to allowing you to jump, "You have to sign several waivers; you have to sign your life away and then repeat everything before a video camera," says Sydney of skydiving facilities' requirements.
And, with a contract of three and a half years, you don't even have to sign your life away to get training, travel experience or to develop a range life skills which could stand you in good stead for a lifelong career.
If they're going to ask you to sign your life away - why not let them reissue the eircom shares agreement?