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sign away

To sign an agreement giving away or relinquishing something. A noun or pronoun can be used betwee "sign" and "away." Many people unwittingly sign away their right to privacy when they use these high-tech devices. He signed the deed to the house away in a drunken game of high-stakes poker.
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sign something away

to sign a paper in which one gives away one's rights to something. Valerie signed her rights away. she signed away her claim to the money.
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sign away

v.
To give something up by signing one's name; relinquish something by signature: When they agreed to settle the lawsuit, they signed away their claim to the estate. If you wanted the right to sell your work independently, you shouldn't have signed it away by joining the organization.
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However, they took court action, claiming a city council housing officer exerted "undue influence" to encourage Mrs Warren to sign away her tenancy.
Beneficiaries are taken advantage of because they believe the only way to get their share is to sign away a large proportion of their inheritance, when in fact they are entitled by law to receive their legacy.
Argentinian strike star Tevez moved to rivals Manchester City last summer in a deal claimed by some sources to be pounds 47 million - way above the pounds 25 million his owner Kia Joorabchian was originally demanding to sign away his rights to the South American.
He, therefore, does not have the democratic mandate to sign away the people's rights under the European Union's Lisbon Treaty.
They told the judge they were forced to sign away their rights after "threats" and "undue pressure" when they were sacked from the band later that year.
One would have thought they could look like a gargoyle as long as they were honest, had backbone, put their country first and were not of the calibre to sign away their country in the hope of a better job.
His latest action was to sign away our rights to European bureaucrats.
The ads the government is running say that no one can be forced to sign away wages and benefits--'That's the law' states the ads.
Huddersfield carers are being urged to seek legal advice after being asked to sign away their rights to a benefit increase, it was claimed.
Please write to your MP bef ore they sign away our democratic rights.
Archdeacon Beardy acknowledged, in an interview, that some natives feel the release may abrogate their legal rights under various historic treaty agreements and some do not want to sign away the right to pursue loss of culture claims in the courts.
Other inmates were even persuaded by Archer to sign away their own right to privacy.
The fountain pen Edward VIII used to sign away his life as King is also going under the hammer.
In exchange, Quinn contended, Jahn agreed to sign away his other benefits.
It's down to pounds 1,000 at the Leeds & Holbeck - but you must sign away your windfall rights.