- 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
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- 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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