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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He doesn't speak the language and he gets no help, he could be signing his life away.
So, instead of signing his life away, Richard stayed put on Corrie a little while longer, before deciding when the time was right to go.