blank cheque

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "blank cheque":
singular blank cheque plural blank cheques
1) a cheque that has been signed but does not have an amount of money written on it, so that it can be exchanged for whatever amount is entered
2) mainly journalism complete freedom and authority to spend as much money as you want on something. This is usually used when you do not think this should happen.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • blank cheque — BrE blank check AmE noun (C) 1 a cheque that has been signed, but has not had the amount written on it 2 give sb a blank cheque/check to give someone permission to do whatever they think is necessary in a particular situation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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