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It's still spelled c-a-r-t-e, even in English

Posted by Pdianek on November 06, 2003

In Reply to: Cart blanche posted by Shkval 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.

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