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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

signed and sealed

Officially approved or verified; successfully executed or completed. Once the contract is signed and sealed, we'll send an engineer to the house to set up the new satellite dish. The deal between the two companies has been signed and sealed.
See also: and, seal, signed

signed, sealed, and delivered

Fig. formally and officially signed; [for a formal document to be] executed. Here is the deed to the propertysigned, sealed, and delivered. I can't begin work on this project until I have the contract signed, sealed, and delivered.
See also: and, deliver

signed, sealed, and delivered

Completed satisfactorily, as in The house is sold-signed, sealed, and delivered. This idiom refers to a legal deed, which to be valid had to be signed by the seller, sealed with a wax seal, and delivered to the new owner. It began to be used more loosely in the first half of the 1900s.
See also: and, deliver

signed and sealed

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signed, sealed, and delivered

COMMON If an agreement is signed and sealed or signed, sealed, and delivered, it is official and cannot be changed. Although a peace agreement has been signed and sealed, many villagers say they're afraid to return to their homes. A government spokesman said the bill must be signed, sealed and delivered by tomorrow. Note: In the past, documents were `sealed' with wax into which a special mark or design was pressed using a device called a seal. The mark or design in the wax proved that the document was authentic and had not been opened.
See also: and, seal, signed

signed, sealed, and delivered (or signed and sealed)

formally and officially agreed and in effect.
See also: and, deliver

ˌsigned, ˌsealed and deˈlivered

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ˌsigned and ˈsealed

definite, because all the legal documents have been signed: At the conference they hope to have a treaty signed, sealed and delivered by Tuesday.
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8 million, one-year contract; re-signed Luke Hochevar, rhp, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Kendrys Morales, dh, Seattle, to a $17 million, two-year contract; signed Alex Rios, of, Toronto, to an $11 million, one-year contract; signed Edinson Volquez, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $20 million, two-year contract.
Luxury Nails and Spa signed a lease at Point View Shopping Center on Berdan Avenue in Wayne.
Mogilny returns to Devils: Alexander Mogilny, the right wing who earned a Stanley Cup ring with New Jersey, signed a two-year contract to return to the Devils
HOUSTON (5) _ Signed Scott Feldman, rhp, Baltimore, to a $30 million, three-year contract; signed Chad Qualls, rhp, Miami, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed Matt Albers, rhp, Cleveland, to a $2.
Edible Arrangements has signed a lease at 1132 Raymond Boulevard in Newark, N.
Court held that the successor corporation was equitably estopped to deny the validity of consents signed by officers of the predecessor corporation after the merger was consummated and the predecessor corporation was dissolved.
NARAL/NY has signed a 10-year, 5,000 SF lease at 427 Broadway in New York City.
When a Form 872 is regular on its face and the Service reasonably relies on it, case law prevents taxpayers' claims of estoppel or a similar doctrine to attack the validity of the forms they signed even if the taxpayers later prove they were incompetent when they signed them (Hollman, 38 TC 251, 260 (1962); Dale, TC Memo 1982-654).
Penney has signed a 100,000 SF lease at 185 Price Parkway in Farmingdale, N.
Nonverbal aspects of signed communication that may be regulated by the right side of the brain have not yet been studied, he says.
Cushman & Wakefield announced that The Associated Press has signed a 15-year, 290,773 SF lease at 450 W.
SAY HELLO: Traded for F Glen Rice, C Travis Knight (Lakers), C Luc Longley (Phoenix), G Erick Strickland (Dallas); signed free agent C Felton Spencer; drafted F Lavor Postell (39th overall), F Pete Mickeal (draft, No.
Symbian Signed is the industry-endorsed application signing program that promotes best practices in Symbian OS(TM) content and application development.
has signed a 20-year, 22,000 SF lease at 200 Fifth Ave.