make a check

make a check (out) to (one)

To address a written order for a specific amount of money to be paid to one from someone's account in a bank. When paying your bill, please make your check out to National Energy Corporation Ltd. You can make the check to my wife—she handles our finances.
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make a check (out) (to someone or something)

Fig. to write a check to someone or a group. Please make the check out to Bill Franklin. Make out a check to me. Please make a check out to the bank. Make a check to the phone company.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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