Meaning: If you give someone carte blanche, you give them freedom to do whatever they want in a situation.
- The boss has given us carte blanche to redecorate the offices.
- The president gave his generals carte blanche to fight the war however they wished.
Origin: Originally borrowed from French. A literal translation would be "white (or blank) paper".
He was given carte blanche to teach the new staff
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Contributor: Matt Errey