blank chex

blank check

noun
1.
a bank check bearing a signature but no stated amount.
2.
unrestricted authority; a free hand: He was given a blank check in the choice of personnel for the new department.

Origin:
1885–90

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blank check

noun
1. freedom to do as you see fit; "many have doubts about giving him a free hand to attack" [syn: free hand
2. a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank 
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