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sign away

To sign an agreement giving away or relinquishing something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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However, in exchange for signing away the TV rights Middleton was offered pounds 300.
PCS Wales Secretary Shavanah Taj said: "This is a big step, which we've not taken lightly, but museum management have upped the ante by refusing even to talk about improving their compensation offer and by bullying staff into signing away their rights to weekend pay.
A LABOURER badly hurt by a falling wall was pounced on by lawyers in hospital and conned into signing away his rights for just pounds 20,000.
Some farmers in North Wales have been offered "option agreements" which could mean them signing away the rights to their own land if a wind farm was established.
Duncan Gray, head of entertainment for Sky1 HD, said: "Must Be The Music will give the rich stream of untapped, creative music talent in Britain that's screaming to be heard the chance to succeed on their own terms without signing away their soul to do so.
"It is vital that people who have the benefit of residence allowance take legal advice before signing away their rights.
You can lose everything that you create by signing away your rights and not even know it.
The judge said the events leading up to Mrs Morris signing away Home Farm House, Idridgehay, Belper, Derbyshire, were "redolent with grounds for suspicion" and in any event Mrs Morris was suffering from a serious mental disorder caused by Alzheimer's disease.
One of these strategies is asset transfers -- signing away property and savings in order to meet Medicaid limits.
After Gordon Brown took over the helm he finished the job of by rubbing more salt into our wounds by signing away our freedoms in the name of the Lisbon Treaty.