mortgage the/one's future

Definition of mortgage the/one's future

chiefly US, disapproving

  1. :  to borrow a large amount of money that will have to be paid back in the future The city has mortgaged its future to pay for the new stadium. —sometimes used figuratively Some critics say that she has mortgaged her political future on a program that is likely to fail.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a conveyance (see conveyance 2a) of or lien against property (as for securing a loan) that becomes void upon payment or performance according to stipulated terms

    :  the instrument evidencing the mortgage

    :  the state of the property so mortgaged

  1. :  to grant or convey by a mortgage

    :  to subject to a claim or obligation :  pledge

  1. :  that is to be

    :  existing after death

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come

  1. :  time that is to come

    :  what is going to happen

    :  an expectation of advancement or progressive development

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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