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blank cheque

a signed cheque on which the amount payable has not been specified
complete freedom of action
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • I enclose in this letter a blank cheque to which I have affixed my signature.

  • Do things comfortably, and I will give you a blank cheque for the books.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • I enclose a blank cheque, which I have managed to procure from your bankers.

    Amos Huntingdon T.P. Wilson
  • I enclose a blank cheque, signed, which please fill at your discretion.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • Charley drew a blank cheque, signed by Sir Philip, from his pocket-book.

    By Birth a Lady George Manville Fenn
  • If she needs money, the kindest man in the world has offered me a blank cheque to fill in for her—and his name is Ovid Vere.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • When, therefore, as his fortunes were at their lowest, he came upon the blank cheque it presented an overmastering temptation.

  • Lady Knightrider almost offered one a blank cheque to stop publication.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • She had come to Clonmore with a blank cheque signed by her father, and full authority to pay every penny the doctor owed.

    The Search Party G. A. Birmingham

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