blank check

noun

1
: a signed check with the amount unspecified
2
: complete freedom of action or control : carte blanche

Examples of blank check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No blank checks County Commissioner Steve Geller shrugged off the differences between the two reports. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 12 July 2024 The era for signing the blank checks requested by the bureaucracy needs to come to an end. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 Writing a blank check for faster, larger rate hikes is not the way to keep Californians in their homes. Carmen Balber, The Mercury News, 18 June 2024 Israeli leaders would be wrong to anticipate that Trump will give them a blank check on Gaza. Shalom Lipner, Foreign Affairs, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for blank check 

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blank check was in 1793

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“Blank check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blank%20check. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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