Examples of carte blanche in a Sentence
We gave the decorator carte blanche to furnish the house.
Recent Examples of carte blanche from the Web
His party’s legislators have given themselves carte blanche to steal public money, eviscerating an anti-corruption mission under the aegis of the Organisation of American States (OAS).
In exchange for fealty to the executive branch, judges are given carte blanche to take bribes, rule in favor of relatives and run businesses on the side, said Mr. Zhernakov.
So the compromise that was struck at the legislature was let’s give the police departments carte blanche to decide.
But none require the surveillance footage to be provided to a cloud server that would give authorities carte blanche access.
Those looking at the Middle East speak about a sophisticated approach to containing Iran that does not give Saudi Arabia carte blanche.
None of these studies, however, are carte blanche to skip exercising.
Appreciating an artist’s work does not give fans (or anyone else) carte blanche access to the artist’s body without their consent.
In Poland, however, the judges have been granted carte blanche to fill out their own ranks.
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Origin and Etymology of carte blanche
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
CARTE BLANCHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carte blanche for English Language Learners
: permission to do something in any way you choose to do it
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