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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.
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Idioms
  1. signature on the dotted line, full agreement to terms and conditions.
  2. sign on the dotted line, to agree fully to terms or conditions.
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Origin of dotted line

First recorded in 1770–75
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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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