blank check
noun Date: 1866 1. complete freedom of action or control ; carte blanche 2. a signed check with the amount unspecified

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blank check — noun count 1. ) a check that has been signed but has not had the amount of money it is worth written on it 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM complete freedom and authority to do what is necessary, or spend what is necessary, in order to deal with a problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blank check — n. 1. a check form that has not been filled in 2. a check carrying a signature only and allowing the bearer to fill in any amount 3. permission to use an unlimited amount of money, authority, etc …   English World dictionary

  • blank check — Same as blank indorsement. =>> indorsement. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • blank check — blank′ check′ n. 1) bus a bank check bearing a signature but no stated amount 2) bus unrestricted authority; free hand • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • blank check — [n] carte blanche free hand, free rein, license, permission, permit, say so, the run of, total freedom, unconditional authority, unconditional right; concept 376 …   New thesaurus

  • blank check — {n.} 1. A bank check written to a person who can then write in how much money he wants. * /John s father sent him a blank check to pay his school bills./ 2. {informal} Permission to another person to do anything he decides to do. * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blank check — {n.} 1. A bank check written to a person who can then write in how much money he wants. * /John s father sent him a blank check to pay his school bills./ 2. {informal} Permission to another person to do anything he decides to do. * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blank\ check — noun 1. A bank check written to a person who can then write in how much money he wants. John s father sent him a blank check to pay his school bills. 2. informal Permission to another person to do anything he decides to do. The teacher gave the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blank check — 1. a bank check bearing a signature but no stated amount. 2. unrestricted authority; a free hand: He was given a blank check in the choice of personnel for the new department. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • blank check — noun a) A check of the type used to draw money from a bank account containing no information as to the amount to be paid with it. Nixon and Kissinger had established a blank check policy, giving the Shah a free hand to buy as many American… …   Wiktionary

  • blank check — check in which the amount is left blank so that the bearer can write in the necessary amount; a free hand, liberty to do as one pleases …   English contemporary dictionary

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