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noun [countable]     blank check pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
singularblank check
pluralblank checks
  1. 1
    a check that has been signed but has not had the amount of money it is worth written on it
  2. 2
    mainly journalism complete freedom and authority to do what is necessary, or spend what is necessary, in order to deal with a problem

    The contract amounts to a blank check for the team’s new boss.

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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