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free hand

noun absolute discretion, authority, blank check, carte blanche, complete liberty, discretion, every option, freedom, full authority, full delegated authority, full range, latitude, leeway, maneuvering space, total discretion, unbridled authority, unbridled discretion, unhampered authority
See also: latitude
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Russia knows this well enough, but it is to its advantage to proclaim loudly otherwise in order to provoke a "no more NATO" sentiment in the West and thus leave Russia with a free hand in the non-Russian areas next to it.
As the federal government has started giving a serious focus on the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) with a decision to reconstitute with better representation from the private sector, the railway workers are ready to revive the KCR project within six months from indigenous resources provided the government arranges funding and gives them a free hand.
1400, which slides on to your free hand and is always at the ready.
She didn't need to, given that she abused the democratic fundamentals of this country by using the police as a paramilitary force in support of her political dogmatic ends to disable trade unions and allow free enterprise a free hand.
New Delhi: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his desire to be the coach of the Indian hockey team and claims that if given a free hand he can deliver results within a year.
Summary: Sources close to Krishna said that he wanted to give Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a free hand in reorganising his Cabinet ahead of Sunday's reshuffle.
Pawar has shown that he is not too keen on letting Sonia have a free hand in choosing the UPA candidate.
Summary: Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor says he gave daughters Sonam and Rhea a free hand in their new film Aisha.
Resignation would give newly-elected president 'a free hand and full opportunity' to choose a replacement
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Then I saw the two words that seem to give the council and social a free hand to do what they like - the need for different foods for ethnic minorities.
After using your landmarks to establish the appropriate injection site, with your free hand, form a C and then turn your hand downward like an N.