give (one) carte blanche

(redirected from give him 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!
See also: blanche, carte, give
References in classic literature ?
de Treville, or whether he should only ask him to give him CARTE BLANCHE for some secret affair.
At first glance, it seems as if an overwhelming majority of the French electorate has rallied behind Macron - a bold and talented newcomer - to give him carte blanche to push forward a sweeping series of reforms of the country's economic and political system that many agree are long overdue.
And FAW power-brokers, who head-hunted Coleman for the role, will give him carte blanche to bring in his own backroom team.
This could give him carte blanche, and I think, if he is going to have that sort of control over the club, he should put up some money to bring in some quality players.
And the Dutch coach admitted he was ready to snub THEM until they agreed to give him carte blanche to run things as he saw fit.
Congress did not give him carte blanche to wage war against any and all terrorists everywhere, or against regimes that seek chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.
Do we really want NATO to pull out now, hand Milosevic the garlands of victory and give him carte blanche to do what he likes to any ethnic minority within reach of his thuggish forces?