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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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However, no strict vigilance has been ensured in the examination halls which gave free hand to students who openly used cheating material and mobile phones.
He said that the delay in implementing the UN resolution of 5th January 1949 gave free hand to Indian forces to let loose a reign of terror and use inhuman acts to intimidate the Kashmiris to submission.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman cleared that JUI-F mandated the government and than gave free hand to Interior Minister in this regard.
He said the PMLN was very clear in its stance that mandate of every political party should be honoured while it gave free hand to the opponents to form government where they had good numbers.
By LAHORE, August 25, 2011 (Frontier Star): The opposition leader in Punjab Assembly, Raja Riaz Ahmed has said that President and Prime Minister have gave free hand to Sindh government regarding Karachi situation and soon the condition would be complete under control.
He said they gave free hand to players to play their natural game without fear factor.
According to sources, the PML-N leadership took strong notice of criticism made by PPP leaders and governor Salman Taseer during their speeches and informed Mian Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif formally, after which they gave free hand to adopt aggressive stance against the PPP.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman cleared that JUI-F mandated the government and then gave free hand to Interior Minister in this regard.
The Governor informed the participants that after promulgation of Governor Rule, he gave free hand to law enforcement agencies which brought positive results.