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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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Sign here and sign away your life, it might as well have said.
Is he going to offer a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Protocol, or just sign away our democracy?
It turns out all she wants is a signature, but does the dad-tobe really want to sign away his child?
Finalists had to sign away their image rights, so while they appear in videos and online ads for Sainsbury's, L'Oreal and Very.co.uk, show bosses and ITV get the money.
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.
The decision will be a blow for North-east Labour MEP Stephen Hughes who had been a leading campaigner against the opt out - first secured by the Tories in 1993 - which means UK employers are legally entitled to ask staff to sign away their right to a maximum 48-hour week.
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.
THE controversial EU Reform Treaty came under renewed attack today from senior MPs concerned that Gordon Brown is set to sign away crucial powers to Brussels.
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.
Please write to your MP bef ore they sign away our democratic rights.
A Liverpool crown court jury was told yesterday Paul Bradbury, 34, and Stewart Swain, 39, made 47-year-old Graham Ritchie sign away his pounds 4,000 Toyota Corolla and took his mobile phone.
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.