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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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British Dictionary definitions for sign on the 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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Idioms and Phrases with sign on the dotted line
Agree formally or fully, as in The deal is just about fixed; all they have to do is sign on the dotted line. This idiom refers to the broken line traditionally appearing at the bottom of a legal document, indicating the place for one's signature. [ Early 1900s ]
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