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1. An example of carte blanche is when you are given the chance to give anonymous and honest feedback about your boss.2. An example of carte blanche is when your mom gives you her credit card and tells you to buy anything and everything you like.
- full authority
- freedom to do as one wishes
Origin of carte blancheFr, literally , white card, that is , paper bearing only a person's signature, allowing the bearer to fill in conditions
nounpl. cartes blanches,
Origin of carte blancheFrench carte ticket blanche blank
(plural cartes blanches)
- Unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority.