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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Paul didn't sign it and I didn't sign it because I don't like signing my life away," explained the 74-year-old star.
pah, it's not as if I'm signing my life away or selling my soul to the Devil.
So when I was offered a place, I didn't look at the small print before signing my life away.
Anyway, while I was in the bank, signing my life away to secure the funds to keep the magazine healthy and happy, a woman came up to me and said hello.
Is it really that dangerous,I asked, signing my life away on a declaration form.
It's ironic because I remember joking with him, saying I hoped I wasn't signing my life away.