mortgage the/one's future


chiefly US, disapproving
: 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.

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“Mortgage the/one's future.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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