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take/sign the pledge

UK old-fashioned or humorous
to make a formal promise to stop drinking alcohol: What's this then, you're only drinking orange juice - have you signed the pledge or something?
Translations of “take/sign the pledge”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發誓戒酒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发誓戒酒…
(Definition of take/sign the pledge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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