give (one) carte blanche(redirected from gave one carte blanche)
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!
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