Definition of 'blank cheque'
Example sentences containing 'blank cheque'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Taxpayers will still be writing a blank cheque. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is not a blank cheque for lawyers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Government has given them a blank cheque with no strings attached. The Sun (2015)This class were not in a position to write blank cheques to the Church. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)He throws money at the problem, leaving a blank cheque. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And government and banks can't just write out blank cheques to anyone who thinks they have a good idea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An objection would mean having to send lawyers in to argue the case, and presumably writing them a blank cheque. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The report says the huge rise in wedding costs is partly due to many of those who do wed being prepared to write a blank cheque. The Sun (2008)A new balance must therefore be struck, but not one that writes a blank cheque for civil engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They want the German Chancellor to write a blank cheque. The Sun (2012)He also promised there would be'no blank cheque' for the line. The Sun (2013)
Trends of 'blank cheque'
Used Rarely. blank cheque is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'blank cheque'
British English: blank cheque /blæŋk tʃek/ NOUN
If someone is given a blank cheque, they are given the authority to spend as much money as they need or want.
We are not prepared to write a blank cheque for companies that have run into trouble.
- American English: blank check
- Arabic: شيك عَلَى بَياض
- Brazilian Portuguese: cheque em branco
- Chinese: 空白支票
- Croatian: bjanko ček
- Czech: bianko šek
- Danish: blankocheck
- Dutch: blanco cheque
- European Spanish: cheque en blanco
- Finnish: avoin sekki
- French: chèque en blanc
- German: Blankoscheck
- Greek: ανοικτή επιταγή
- Italian: assegno in bianco
- Japanese: 白地小切手
- Korean: 백지 수표
- Norwegian: sjekk in blanko
- Polish: czek (podpisany) in blanco
- European Portuguese: cheque em branco
- Romanian: cec în alb
- Russian: бланкетный чек
- Spanish: cheque en blanco
- Swedish: oskriven check
- Thai: เช็คเปล่า
- Turkish: açık çek
- Ukrainian: карт-бланш
- Vietnamese: tờ séc để trống
Definition of blank cheque from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.