carte blanche

  1. complete freedom or authority to act
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How To Use carte blanche In A Sentence

  • He now had carte blanche to pursue any major story in town and to inject his strong opinions unabashedly into his writings.
  • I'm of the age where I have carte blanche to grumble and groan about Christmas.
  • The legislation did not define the phrase ‘just cause’ when considering dismissal or veto of council members, giving the minister carte blanche.
  • However, it said, South Africans did not have to have their patience tested further by an under-capacitated and ill-maintained power that had taken carte blanche to execute the load shedding exercises in the arbitrary fashion that it often did. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The new manager will be given carte blanche as long as she can increase the company's profits.
  • A new chief executive would have carte blanche to reset the payment in accordance with those expected lower earnings. Times, Sunday Times
  • The People's representatives have carte blanche to do exactly as they please.
  • She's got carte blanche to redecorate but I'm not moving and I'm not changing my work. THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTURE
  • Instead, Bush gave Israel carte blanche to attack Hezbollah in Lebanon, allowing the indiscriminative mass killing of innocent men, women and children on both sides. Think Progress » 34 percent:
  • Fox gave the writers carte blanche to "reimagine" the show. Reinventing '24'
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