Definition of blank cheque in English:

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blank cheque


1A signed cheque with the amount left for the payee to fill in.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1An unlimited freedom of action: the elections did not hand the president a blank cheque to carry on as before
More example sentences
  • Ministers admitted last week that their promised package of relief to the countryside was effectively a blank cheque.
  • He has the faith of a true believer and the blank cheque that may only be available to him once in a lifetime.
  • We should oppose the usual practice whereby they demand that the Council give them a blank check to conduct a war any way they want.

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