sign the pledge

sign the pledge

To take an oath to abstain from drinking alcohol forever. My father was a monster to me and my brothers until he signed the pledge in the late 90s. I noticed Janet drinking 7-Up all night. She either signed the pledge, or she's pregnant.
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sign (or take) the pledge

make a solemn undertaking to abstain from alcohol.
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sign/take the ˈpledge

(old-fashioned) promise never to drink alcohol: He hasn’t been much fun since he took the pledge.In the nineteenth century there were anti-drinking campaigns, when people were encouraged to sign a promise (= a pledge) never to drink alcohol.
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Ismail said he was told that his page on Facebook would be shut down if he did not sign the pledge.
You can sign the Pledge for Israel by visiting www.
All schools will assist the grade 12 learners to sign the pledge on the 14th October 2016.
We tried encouraging smaller outlets to sign the pledge with us but they said they are anyway not making much profit.
To sign the pledge to drive safe, visit the website roadsafetyuae.
The Tories are calling on candidates from all parties - and Kirklees Council's chief executive Adrian Lythgo and West Yorkshire Police - to sign the pledge.
In Missan province, Sharqiya TV correspondent Baqir Mohammed Ali was forced to sign the pledge for releasing after 10-hour detention and charging him with "denominational thoughts".
The coalition seeks to engage 100 leaders in the state to sign the pledge by Governor Mike Pence's 100th day in office.
8221; Bush's son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush refused to sign the pledge on several occasions stating that "it is basically outsourcing your Constitutional responsibility to Grover Norquist.
Jeb Bush, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, who has refused the sign the pledge.
The Department of Public Works and Highways is considering requiring contractors to sign the pledge before they can participate in bidding for its projects, and the Department of Budget and Management plans to require bidders for government procurement contracts to first sign the pledge to be qualified.
I would like to thank all of the ECHO readers who have already stepped up for seabirds by signing our marine pledge but if we are going to make the government take its commitment to marine conservation seriously, we need more people to sign the pledge and show that they care about the future of our marine wildlife.
I would like to thank all of the readers who have already stepped up for seabirds by signing our marine pledge, but if we are going to make the Government take its commitment to marine conservation seriously, we need more people to sign the pledge and show that they care about the future of our marine wildlife.
We're urging motorists to stick to 20mph in built-up areas and sign the pledge with us.
Al Mohannadi along with Ravi Raman, Vice President of Oryx Advertising publishers of Qatar Today, sign the pledge card that called upon the people of Qatar to promise to protect their natural environs and resources.