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carte blanche

noun \ˈkärt-ˈbläⁿsh, -ˈblänch\

: permission to do something in any way you choose to do it

plural cartes blanches \ˈkärt(s)-\

Full Definition of CARTE BLANCHE

:  full discretionary power <was given carte blanche to furnish the house>

Examples of CARTE BLANCHE

  1. We gave the decorator carte blanche to furnish the house.

Origin of CARTE BLANCHE

French, literally, blank document
First Known Use: 1751

Rhymes with CARTE BLANCHE

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