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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I highly recommend it for those who are not entirely sure they want to sign their life away to a particular major without even trying other courses.
com)-- Financial advisers are thrilled that finally a method exists for businesses to obtain credit without having to personally sign their life away.
Seventeen-year-old kids aren't even legally allowed to consent to sexual activity because they don't understand the consequences of their actions; yet we let them sign their life away to the military in exchange for 10 grand.