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Re: Cart blanche

Posted by Shkval on November 06, 2003

In Reply to: Cart blanche posted by Saxon on November 06, 2003

: Hi! Can you please tell me how this phrase originated, and what it means? Thanx!

to give someone cart blanche=to give someone absolute freedom (to do something)

Originated from French "carte blanche" (clear form, blank document) - when Person1 gave Person2 clear form where Person2 could write anything.