the dotted line

the dotted line

The line on which one must write one's signature, usually in order to agree to or purchase something. Once you sign on the dotted line, you'll be the owner of a brand-new car!
See also: dot, line
References in classic literature ?
Whether it was that Archibald pressed too much or pressed too little, whether it was that his club deviated from the dotted line which joined the two points A and B in the illustrated plate of the man making the brassy shot in the
The other nine species (marked by capital letters) of our original genus, may for a long period continue transmitting unaltered descendants; and this is shown in the diagram by the dotted lines not prolonged far upwards from want of space.
A section of the reef and island in this state, after a subsidence of several hundred feet, is given by the dotted lines.
And the "a hell-a-lotta money was involved" to get Lady Jay Dee to sign on the dotted line.
5 Fold nose back out across the dotted line (right).
The dotted line reporting is up through the legal org chart.
Businessmen have poured into Tehran to discuss opportunities, but few are eager to sign on the dotted line until they are told that sanctions have been lifted.
When Alan Pardon-You became the manager of Newcastle United, in 2010 he signed on the dotted line for five-and-a-half years.
Children can follow the dotted line to trace Polka and Dot's journey.
Another man moving from the Annagh into Intermediate A is Jamie Uprichard who signed on the dotted line for Tandragee Rovers.
Al Ain Summer disruption is an inevitability for the newly crowned Etisalat Pro League champions Al Ain, according to their CEO Carlo Nohra who admitted he couldn't be 100 per cent certain of on-loan Asamoah Gyan's signing until he sees it on the dotted line himself.
No chance to think about it first or talk it through with me - just sign on the dotted line.
Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor were considered for the role but once Shahid signed on the dotted line, Kareena was obviously off the list.
The 23-year-old keeper has agreed a one-year deal with the Rugby Park outfit and will sign on the dotted line once he has had a medical after Killie's pre-season training camp in Italy.
Well that's the story emerging from Holland as former Manchester United ace Jaap Stam signed on the dotted line for Netherlands pub side VV Hoonhorst.