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carte blanche

The freedom to do whatever one wants or deems necessary, especially with a particular task or assignment. This French phrase means "blank card" in English. I can't believe the boss gave me carte blanche to organize the conference—he's usually such a micro-manager!
See also: blanche, carte

give (one) carte blanche

To give one the freedom to do whatever one wants or deems necessary, especially with a particular task or assignment. This French phrase means "blank card" in English. I can't believe the boss gave me carte blanche to organize the conference—he's usually such a micromanager!
See also: blanche, carte, give

*carte blanche

Fig. freedom or permission to act as one wishes or thinks necessary. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) He's been given carte blanche with the reorganization of the workforce. The manager has been given no instructions about how to train the staff. He has carte blanche from the owner.
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ˌcarte ˈblanche (to do something)

(from French) complete freedom or authority to do anything you like: The detective was given carte blanche to read any files he liked in his search for the murderer.The French expression means ‘blank paper’ on which somebody could write their own conditions for an agreement.
See also: blanche, carte
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Il est, pourtant, TRES comme il faut," Blanche remarked when she issued from his room, as though the idea that he was "TRES comme il faut " had impressed even her.
At length the time had come for us to part, and Blanche, the egregious Blanche, shed real tears as she took her leave of me.
Nick Barley and Blanche Sainsbury took up their roles this week, and will join the existing Board Directors; CEO William McNamara, Commercial and Operations Director Pamela McNamara, Finance Director Neil Evans and Director of HR, Debbie Rainbow.
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 has welcomed Blanche Gobenciong as its new director while its former head, Bernardo 'Raffy' Alejandro, will be leading an office in the OCD main headquarters in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
For its outstanding merchandising and business operations, Toque Blanche has received The Gourmet Retailer's Kitchenware Retailer of the Year award for 2016 and the U.
Where one essay exalts Blanche DuBois as romantic heroine, another heaps praise on Stanley Kowalski as working-class hero.
Michael Blanche was sentenced to 18 weeks by magistrates after also giving the girl specially compiled picture montages of her, which the justices had previously said contained images they felt were "sexualised".
The remarkable life story of Blanche Knopf, who co-founded Alfred A.
Les travaux d'un atelier pratique sur la fabrication de la pate blanche et rouge utilisee dans la poterie et la ceramique artistique ont ete lances, samedi dernier, a Nedroma (Tlemcen).
Blanche White Shield, Katherine Hoffman, Annie Hawk, Minnie Miles, Clara Coyote, Lilly Hayes, Martha Finger Nail and Maude White Skunk are just a few of the accomplished bead workers from Hammon.
Mr Grant, who began his campaign following the diagnosis of his wife Blanche with the condition in 2001, was a popular and principled man.
Blanche (Provost) Holmberg, 79, of Auburn died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Holy Trinity Rehabilitation Center in Worcester Surrounded by her loving family.
Well, if you remember the white t-shirt and the great Tenessee Williams' play, then you could do with some more memories of Blanche, Stella and Stanley, which you can easily get on Wednesday at the Rialto theatre in Limassol where a screening of the play performed as part of the National Theatre Live series will be screened.
Two trajectories determine Benedict Andrews' in-the-round production of "A Streetcar Named Desire": the tragic arc of Gillian Anderson's remarkably vivid Blanche, and that of the near-permanently revolving set.