take the pledge

take the pledge

To take an oath to abstain from drinking alcohol forever. My father was a monster to me and my brothers until he took the pledge about 10 years ago. I noticed Janet drinking 7-Up all night at the party. She's either taken the pledge, or she's pregnant.
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take the pledge

Fig. to promise to abstain from drinking alcohol. I'm not ready to take the pledge yet, but I will cut down. My aunt tried to get me to take the pledge.
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sign/take the ˈpledge

(old-fashioned) promise never to drink alcohol: He hasn’t been much fun since he took the pledge.In the nineteenth century there were anti-drinking campaigns, when people were encouraged to sign a promise (= a pledge) never to drink alcohol.
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take the pledge

tv. to promise to abstain from alcohol. I’m not ready to take the pledge yet, but I will cut down.
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References in classic literature ?
Ye can take the pledge for three months on an' off.
DiscoverE is asking everyone to take the pledge to celebrate and share how engineers I make a world of difference.
I sincerely hope that a large number of people would take the pledge from the UAE as well as the region.
Individuals, families, parishes, and dioceses are also encouraged to take the pledge, and to then register their commitments online at catholicclimatecovenant.org/thest-francis-pledge.
a0x20 Keep it Fun: Connect with your kids by including simple, family-friendly activities at snacktime As well as raising money for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, people who take the pledge also receive a $1-off coupon on their next purchase of Bagel Bites.
So take the pledge through the ECHO and Stub It Out.
You can take the pledge along to the Pledge Bin in Cardiff's Queen Street (sited next to the big screen at the entrance to Frederick Street); or post it to: Keep Cardiff Tidy, FREEPOST, Cardiff, CF10 5GZ.
And it couldn't be easier to take the pledge. Simply sign the form to show your support to the campaign.
And it couldn't be easier to take the pledge. Simply sign the form, right, to show your support and commitment to the campaign.