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.
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.