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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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Yet this sinewy fellow had a free hand and a long cassowary bone dagger.
This gave him a free hand in Vietnam and the Vietnam War went into high gear.
Born in Boston, Corwin joined the CBS in 1938 and from the start was given a free hand in working out programs.
While keeping the basic objective of the quarterly Zero Defects Day meetings, the committee was given a free hand to do as much, or as little, as they thought was needed to get the quality message across.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 30 (ANI): Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa, who resigned as the Vice Chairman of AICC Foreign Affairs Department on Saturday, said that all senior leaders in the party should resign from their respective posts in order to give a free hand to Rahul Gandhi to revamp the party.
ISLAMABAD -- Spokesman to Prime Minister Nadeem Afzal Chan Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had never interfered in the affairs of any ministry as he had given free hand to all the cabinet members to perform their respective duties independently.Talking to a private TV channel, he said all the ministers were working without breaching into any other ministry.
It is imperative that the FBR is given a free hand to go after all tax evaders, and that new sources of income are brought into the tax net, including agriculture, industry, services, IT, tourism, defence and defence production, and so on.
They also criticized performance of the government and concerned authorities for their failure to provide security to the people in the province of Sindh and giving free hand to the criminal elements.
He given free hand to land grabbers as they illegitimately occupied the costly land of Twin-cities residents.
KARACHI -- Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said that previous federal government created consensus for conducting operation and gave special powers to rangers and during last five years, it never interfered in the operation and gave free hand to law enforcements agencies.
Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism must be given a free hand to plan out the tourism industry's future through coordination and partnership with local government units.
The teachers should give to students the opportunity to write the free hand, to ask free hand they would learn more in that way.