Sign on the dotted line In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "sign on the dotted line", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Eudora Thao calendar 2021-02-23 09:02

Meaning of Sign on the dotted line


legally binding

Sign on the dotted line informal verb phrase

To make an official agreement on doing something especially by signing the contract 

I haven't signed on the dotted line because I am not satisfied with some rules.

To make sure the cooperation between two companies, before we sign on the dotted line, we should carefully read the rules on the contract.

When you officially work for the company, you have to sign on the dotted line.

Other phrases about:

sign (one's) life away

To sign a document that one loses or gives up his or her property or legal rights

Grammar and Usage of Sign on the dotted line

Verb Forms

  • signed on the dotted line
  • signing on the dotted line
  • signs on the dotted line

Origin of Sign on the dotted line

This figure of speech alludes to the broken line customarily showing up at the foot of a legitimate report, showing the put for one's signature. It came from the early 1900s.


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