Word forms: blank checksregional note: in BRIT, use blank cheque
1. countable noun
We are not prepared to write a blank check for companies that have run into trouble.
2. countable noun
If someone is given a blank check
, they are given the authority to do what they think
in a particular situation
He has, in a sense, been given a blank check to negotiate the new South Africa.
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