sign on the dotted line

idiom

: to officially agree to buy or do something by signing a document
Make sure you get all the details before you sign on the dotted line.

Examples of sign on the dotted line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being a household name doesn’t always get large businesses to sign on the dotted line. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2022 Go ahead and sign on the dotted line -- chances like this one are very rare indeed. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Nowhere were the changes more pronounced than in sales, a profession that for generations relied on romancing clients with fancy dinners and golf outings to induce them to sign on the dotted line. Michael Litt, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 For someone who made the All-Star Game last season and is averaging 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 5.5 rebounds while playing second fiddle to Trae Young this year, that still might not be enough to get Murray to sign on the dotted line. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 And while some decide to downsize their big day, others skip it entirely, sign on the dotted line in City Hall and jet off to their honeymoon instead. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2022 Likewise, an enticing job opportunity could cross your desk, so go ahead and sign on the dotted line. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 11 Mar. 2022 Those Nets picks immediately devalue the second one or both of Harden and Irving sign on the dotted line. Rahat Huq, Chron, 14 Oct. 2021 Norquist’s pledge has been around since 1986; in recent election cycles, GOP candidates have essentially been required to sign on the dotted line. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 7 July 2021

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“Sign on the dotted line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20on%20the%20dotted%20line. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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