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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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He was of the view that the officials deputed at weekly bazaar should not give free hand to stall holders.
Indian Government needs to give free hand to soldiers.
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."
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.
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.
Unless these parties do not give free hand to the law enforcing agencies peace would not be maintained in the city of Quaid.
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.
We can't give free hand to the people use to take dictations from the foreign powers.
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.
We would not give free hand to Government, he said.