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1A signed cheque with the amount left for the payee to fill in.
- ‘If I had unlimited funds, I'd give Tom a blank check and know the number he wrote in would be fair.’
- ‘The one credit card company will make a payment directly into your bank account while the other issues blank cheques that you simply fill in yourself.’
- ‘But this proposal amounted to his being asked to sign a blank cheque and hand over his credit card.’
- ‘The woman signed two blank checks with the promise that each check be made out for US $130.’
- ‘It might be a short-term abduction triggered by stepping into a ‘taxi’ whose driver, at gunpoint, forces his fare to sign a sheaf of blank checks or surrender his ATM card and code.’
- ‘The Australian Government has signed a blank cheque - without the foggiest notion of what might be planned.’
- ‘One bin contained a signed blank cheque and another an unused cheque book.’
- ‘I could fill in my remaining blank cheque, show the postmistress my bank card and some form of identification and she would shower me with cash.’
- ‘They have so much money that they can casually sign blank cheques for their ‘lifestyle guru’.’
- ‘He bears no responsibility for the way that blank cheques he signed were used.’
- ‘She signs a blank check and slides it over to Jean on the impression that Jean may fill in whatever she sees necessary for payment.’
- ‘He testified that he signed blank cheques, the details of which would be filled in later.’
- ‘That's probably the most anyone signing a blank check can hope for.’
- ‘A school official was making merry with some blank cheques signed by an official who had to go abroad.’
- ‘We should pay our fair share, but not give a blank cheque for others to fill in and sign.’
- ‘He said signing blank cheques was normal procedure because nobody ever suspected he was using the leader's account for anything other than party purposes.’
- ‘She had a signed blank cheque of mine and I told her the exact amount to fill in.’
- ‘Normally in the absence of compelling reasons it has to be assumed that the cheque was not a blank cheque when it was handed over.’
- ‘She ripped out a check and signed it. ‘Here,’ she said, handing me the blank check. ‘Fill in the amount.’’
- ‘Private sector employers are furious that government ministers will continue to write blank cheques to up the pay for public servants.’
- 1.1An unlimited freedom of action.‘the elections did not hand the president a blank cheque to carry on as before’
- ‘The administration insists that we give it a blank check for waging war and trampling on civil liberties.’
- ‘The prime minister is now having to contend with threats and counter-threats from unions unwilling to sign over an effective blank cheque on public services reform.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, a majority would not sign a blank cheque for a hypothetical war.’
- ‘This effectively grants ministers and officials a blank cheque with which to cover their own moves.’
- ‘We should oppose the usual practice whereby they demand that the Council give them a blank check to conduct a war any way they want.’
- ‘Under the bill, a declaration of an emergency is a blank check for the government to use repressive measures for up to nine months.’
- ‘Ministers admitted last week that their promised package of relief to the countryside was effectively a blank cheque.’
- ‘The attorney general has now given the FBI a blank check to conduct domestic spying without presenting the slightest evidence of actual or potential criminal wrongdoing.’
- ‘He has the faith of a true believer and the blank cheque that may only be available to him once in a lifetime.’
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