Definition of mortgage the/one's futurechiefly US, disapproving
- The city has mortgaged its future to pay for the new stadium.
- Some critics say that she has mortgaged her political future on a program that is likely to fail.
: the instrument evidencing the mortgage
: the state of the property so mortgaged
: to grant or convey by a mortgage
: to subject to a claim or obligation : pledge
: that is to be
: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
: existing or occurring at a later time
: time that is to come
: what is going to happen
: an expectation of advancement or progressive development
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