blank cheque

.blank 'cheque
BrE .blank 'check AmE n
1.) a cheque that has been signed, but has not had the amount written on it
2.) give sb a blank cheque
BrE /check
AmE to give someone permission to do whatever they think is necessary in a particular situation

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • blank cheque — ➔ cheque * * * blank cheque UK US noun [C, usually singular] UK (US blank check) ► FINANCE a very large amount of money given to a person or organization to spend, or permission to spend a very large amount of money: »The board has not given me a …   Financial and business terms

  • blank cheque — blank cheques (in AM, use blank check) 1) N COUNT If someone is given a blank cheque, they are given the authority to spend as much money as they need or want. [JOURNALISM] We are not prepared to write a blank cheque for companies that have run… …   English dictionary

  • blank cheque — If you are given a blank cheque, you are allowed to use as much money as you need for a project …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blank cheque — ► NOUN 1) a cheque with the amount left for the payee to fill in. 2) an unlimited freedom of action …   English terms dictionary

  • Blank cheque — This article is about the metaphor. For other uses, see Blank cheque (disambiguation). A blank cheque (blank check, carte blanche), in the literal sense, is a cheque that has no numerical value written in, but is already signed. In the figurative …   Wikipedia

  • 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)… …   English dictionary

  • blank cheque —    If you give someone a blank cheque, you authorize them to do what they think is best in a difficult situation.     Tom was given a blank cheque and told to negotiate the best deal possible …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • blank cheque — noun a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank • Syn: ↑blank check • Hypernyms: ↑check, ↑bank check, ↑cheque • Member Holonyms: ↑checkbook, ↑chequebook …   Useful english dictionary

  • blank cheque — /blæŋk tʃek/ noun a cheque with the amount of money and the payee left blank, but signed by the drawer …   Marketing dictionary in english

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