Definition of blank check in English:

blank check

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  • 1A bank check with the amount left for the payee to fill in.
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    • He testified that he signed blank cheques, the details of which would be filled in later.
    • She had a signed blank cheque of mine and I told her the exact amount to fill in.
    • We should pay our fair share, but not give a blank cheque for others to fill in and sign.
  • 1.1 [in singular] An unlimited freedom of action: he was effectively granted a blank check to conduct a war without congressional authorization
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    • Giving federal law enforcement agencies access to the almost unlimited collection apparatus of our intelligence organizations is granting a blank check to the federal government.
    • In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson strong-armed Congress into giving him a blank check for conducting the Vietnam War.
    • The Supreme Court, however, did not grant employees a blank check.

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