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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He'll be contracted up to his eyeballs so he'll probably start to feel like he's signed his life away.
The call was followed up by an official contract and cheque which Kian could cash if he signed his life away and agreed to marry him.
Jesse "Street" Fritsch also signed his life away buying a new Encinitas home across the street from the dude from Blink 182.