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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So a few clicks and a photo-upload later, I signed my life away to the dark world of internet dating.
Fortunately Blues did come in and now I'm here and signed my life away.
The bill's five times bigger than I'd hoped for, and I've signed my life away but at last it's all over.
The bank saw that we were a candidate, I signed my life away, and lo and behold we were able to get the capital we needed," Mr.
Duffy, who made her TV debut on the S4C show in 2003 and came second, added: "I signed my life away to the programme and, when I got there, it was completely different from what they had explained.
He said: "If you'd have told me four weeks ago I'd even have the chance to be a sub in games like this I would have signed my life away for that.