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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I'll give you carte blanche as to what you serve, but it must be of the best."
This case highlights the importance of handling complaints well, and not assuming that they give you carte blanche to bully or intimidate an employee into apologising.
Open source licenses do not give you carte blanche. There are normally two types of IP right to consider when working with open source software: copyright and patents.
Being the leader of the free world doesn't actually give you carte blanche over the running of the country, something Donald Trump is discovering, much to his annoyance.
And it shouldn't give you carte blanche to behave exactly how you see t and to hell with everyone who you perceive to be lower down the talent food chain.
Christmas should give you carte blanche to do whatever you want," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
Does that now give you carte blanche to consume food and drinks sweetened with aspartame?
Does the "some may see" construction give you carte blanche to be uncivil?