free-hand

free hand

noun
unrestricted freedom or authority: They gave the decorator a free hand.

Origin:
1925–30

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free hand
 
n
1.  unrestricted freedom to act (esp in the phrase give (someone) a free hand)
 
adj, —adv , freehand
2.  (done) by hand without the use of guiding instruments: a freehand drawing

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