make a check to

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 to someone or something

to write a check to someone. (See also make a check out (to someone or something).) The check should be for fifty dollars. Please make it to me. Make the check to Jim. She made the check to the bank, and sent it off in the mail.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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