carte blanche

[[t]kɑ͟ː(r)t blɒ̱nʃ[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: oft N to-inf
If someone gives you carte blanche, they give you the authority to do whatever you think is right.

She gave the children carte blanche to do what they liked...

She was given carte blanche with the redecoration.


English dictionary. 2008.

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