blank check


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blank check

n.
1. A signed check with no amount to be paid filled in.
2. Total freedom of action; carte blanche.

blank′ check′


n.
1. a bank check bearing a signature but no stated amount.
2. unrestricted authority; free hand.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blank check - freedom to do as you see fit; "many have doubts about giving him a free hand to attack"
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
2.blank check - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
checkbook, chequebook - a book issued to holders of checking accounts
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By this time (my patience being completely worn out) I had taken my check-book from the table-drawer, had signed my name, and had handed the blank check across the table to my legal adviser.
I really cannot justify it to my conscience to carry about my person any such loose and reckless document as a blank check.
He gives me carte blanche in the matter, and, I verily believe, would throw in a blank check if asked.
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The tenderer must offer the client at the same time submit a signed, stamped and blank blank check.
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Unlike most blank check companies, this one will be listed on the American Stock Exchange, underwritten by Goldman Sachs.
The TV ad initially identified Oregonians Against the Blank Check and Reynolds American as the ad's sponsor.
He is appointed to investigate corruption by a high official of the party, and given a blank check for authority.
Foreign taxpayers should note however that Swallows is not a blank check for not filing returns.
In any event, Bush argues that Congress already wrote him a blank check.
Blocking their renewal will send a message to the president and his administration that they possess only limited powers and do not have a blank check to build an empire.