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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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By taking the Pledge, StockCross will commit to interviewing at least one qualified woman candidate for every open position at the level of vice president and above, including the C-suite and board.
Many other people were also seen taking the pledge with him at the event, where slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" was raised.
Dattu, said, "The people shall get an automated certificate in their names immediately after taking the pledge to protect and promote human rights of all by filling in some basic personal information online to complete the process.
"As a faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and a certified addictions registered nurse, I am proud of our school for taking the pledge to educate all of our students about opioid use, abuse, and overdose," Fornili said.
Learn more about taking the pledge at: www.discovere.org/our-programs/global-day
Traffic participants taking the pledge are encouraged to forward the pledge to family members, friends, and colleagues," said Thomas Edelmann, founder of RoadSafetyUAE.
Those taking the pledge can also track how they are making a difference through a "heat map" that allows them to follow pledge tallies by zip code in their home state and across the nation.
Pull me away from the edge, At the thin end of the wedge, Sitting on a shelf, out on a ledge, Stuck on the fence taking the pledge.
Margolyes was one of 100 people taking the pledge at a ceremony in Canberra attended by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and one of a record 17,059 people from 145 countries to become citizens on Australia Day.
After taking the pledge, their commitment will then be shared with their Facebook friends asking them to do the same.
By taking the pledge in English or Spanish at www.snacksimplypledge.com, grown-ups promise to take some small steps that can have a big effect on their kids' daily snacking.
Those taking the pledge include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
In addition to Wal-Mart stores across the US Wal-Mart's stores in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico and ASDA stores in the UK will engage associates in taking the pledge to safeguard the book's ending.
An ENERGY STAR partner since 2004, last year Georgia Power gave away 80,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), resulting in Georgia leading the nation as the state with the largest number of consumers taking the pledge to change at least one standard light bulb in their home to an ENERGY STAR CFL.
Youth worker Nathan Scott-Cook, 35, who ran the Penarth group, said taking the pledge helped the teenagers to 'really question their value of sex and what the culture around them dishes out'.