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dotted line

a line on a contract or similar document for a party's signature.
a line at which a sheet of paper is perforated or a piece of it is to be detached.
signature on the dotted line, full agreement to terms and conditions.
sign on the dotted line, to agree fully to terms or conditions.
Origin of dotted line
First recorded in 1770-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sign on the dotted line

dotted line

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

a line in a legal document, esp. a contract, which is made up of dots or dashes and is meant for a signature's 21st Century Lexicon
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Idioms and Phrases with sign on the dotted line

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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