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dotted line

noun
1.
a line on a contract or similar document for a party's signature.
2.
a line at which a sheet of paper is perforated or a piece of it is to be detached.
Idioms
3.
signature on the dotted line, full agreement to terms and conditions.
4.
sign on the dotted line, to agree fully to terms or conditions.
Origin
1770-1775
1770-75
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Examples from the web for dotted line
  • Whatever the type of loan you need, it makes sense to research all your options before signing on that dotted line.
  • True borders, after all, are no wider than a dotted line.
  • He began pointing to a dotted line around a shaded area.
  • Please cut along dotted line and mail only coupon and payment.
  • Cut the payment voucher along the dotted line and mail the voucher and your payment only to the address on the voucher.
  • Each dotted line then representing a group of conduits either comm, low voltage or high voltage.
  • Check boxes will appear to have a dotted line surrounding them when active.
British Dictionary definitions for dotted line

dotted line

noun
1.
a line of dots or dashes on a form or document
2.
sign on the dotted line, to agree formally, esp by signing one's name on a document
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Contemporary definitions for dotted line
noun

a line in a legal document, esp. a contract, which is made up of dots or dashes and is meant for a signature

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