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give (one) a free hand

To give one complete freedom to do what one wants or chooses. Can you believe the boss gave me a free hand on this project? Finally, I can present a campaign with my own vision!
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Proposal to give free hand to oil marketing companies and petroleum dealers to set their profit margin will result in race for profit and it may result in formation of the most influential and merciless cartel which will make life difficult for the masses, it said.
A high level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, held at CM Minister House here on Wednesday, deliberated the decision of interior ministry to give free hand to paramilitary Rangers despite the Sindhs conditional request.
Lahore -- Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Secretary General PPP Punjab, has said that the government should give free hand to the PTI on November 30 like the last time and must not resort to use of force or preemptive detentions of the workers of the Party.
But Urban Development Minister Azam Khan should be arrested first because his role in forcing the police to give free hand to the rioters is clear," he said.
We will chase the occupation soldiers and the settlers in every inch of our occupied land, and we announce that we give free hand to our cells to strike against the enemy in every place in Palestine", a Hamas term that includes Israel, the group said in a statement.
He also told the committee that another TV channel has been given stay against the ban on re-enactment of crime scenes, which he feared will give free hand to all channels to restart such programmes.
LAHORE -- Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, has urged the government to give free hand to the Azadi marchers of the PTI on August 14 in Islamabad.
Referring to the suggestions put forward by tribal elders earlier, the Governor said, "I am of the opinion to give free hand to the political administration to contribute in a judicious and productive way both for betterment of the people and the areas of their respective jurisdictions but will definitely intervene, when things will not be proceeding further effectively.
HAFIZABAD -- Central Nazim-e-Aalaa Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat and Patron Pasban-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan Sahibzada Peer Muhammad Ziaullah Qadri has called upon the government to give free hand to the Army to launch merciless operation against the terrorists who had assassinated more than sixty thousand innocent Muslims including personnel of Law Enforcing Agencies.
Talking to media on his arrival at parliament house here, he said "we wanted to give free hand to Speaker for which we withdrew our candidate for the slot.
But I don't think the chairman will give free hand to the chief selector.
CDA is eager to take immediate possession of the land as it fears that any delay on its part in this respect will give free hand to the people to raise illegal constructions.
It had also been decided to give free hand to the police and the district administrations to deal with the miscreants and other criminals as well as to control law and order situation in the province.
Unless these parties do not give free hand to the law enforcing agencies peace would not be maintained in the city of Quaid.
It was decided to carry targeted operation and give free hand to the police, FC and other law enforcement agencies to take action against the criminals.