This page is about the idiom carte blancheFORMAL
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".
Contributor: Matt Errey