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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Then the Banker endorsed a blank check (which he crossed), And changed his loose silver for notes.
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. There's a total disregard of the first claims of prudence and economy implied in this small slip of paper which is nothing less than a flat contradiction of the principles that have governed my whole life.
He gives me carte blanche in the matter, and, I verily believe, would throw in a blank check if asked.
Yet, that's what politicians are asking voters to do next fall: give Springfield a blank check to raise taxes and simply "trust them" to not tinker with the rates.
Quickbooks customers can continue to print on blank check stock with peace of mind.
(NYSE: GIG.U), a Delaware corporation that is an emerging-growth blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, also known as a Special Purpose Acquisition company, or SPAC, has announced that holders of the company's public units may elect to separately trade the common stock, rights and warrants underlying such public units commencing on January 17, 2018, the company said.
(NYSE: GIG.U) a Delaware corporation that is an emerging-growth blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, also known as a Special Purpose Acquisition company, or SPAC, has announced that the underwriters, pursuant to the terms of the underwriting agreement, exercised in full their previously announced option to purchase 1,875,000 newly issued units to cover over-allotments, and on January 9, 2018, purchased these additional units, generating additional gross proceeds of USD 18,750,000, the company said.
1 December 2017 - New York, US-based blank check acquisition company Barington/Hilco acquisition Corp.
Summary: The nation's most powerful Republican told his party Monday he's now focusing on making sure Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check as president with a Democratic Congress, suggesting he doesn't believe Donald Trump can win the election.
The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $4 million to a whistleblower; and, in two separate cases, charged a marijuana-related company and a blank check company manufacturer with fraud.