give (one) carte blanche

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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
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Director Peter Murrieta gave her carte blanche to do what she wanted with the character of the grandmother.
The store approached Nicole Miller and gave her carte blanche to create the new collection.