mortgage the/one's future

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortgage%20the%2Fone%27s%20future. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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