Definition of 'carte blanche'
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It grandad doesn't give a celebrity carte blanche to be a hypocrite. The Sun (2016)A new chief executive would have carte blanche to reset the payment in accordance with those expected lower earnings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have carte blanche to make it on as many grounds as we want. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now it turns out executives have carte blanche with the company credit card. The Sun (2014)And carte blanche on the minibar! Times, Sunday Times (2009)Presumably, these days she has carte blanche to do as she sees fit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It wanted instead carte blanche to protect America without reluctant partners demanding consultation and prior warning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not to give them carte blanche to do anything, but certainly they can come and to talk to us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He's given me carte blanche to get on with it and do what I need to do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the best things about the mountains (apart from carte blanche to eat cake) is the hot bath at the end of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'carte blanche'
British English: carte blanche NOUN
If someone gives you carte blanche, they give you the authority to do whatever you think is right.
They gave him carte blanche to make decisions.
Definition of carte blanche from the Collins English Dictionary
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