blank cheque

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blank cheque a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
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Idioms

Blank cheque - If you are given a blank cheque, you are allowed to use as much money as you need for a project.
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Usage

In literature:

I can only thank you for your kind offer of blank cheques.
"The Stark Munro Letters" by J. Stark Munro
We used to trust that girl with blank cheques for the payment of the tradesmen.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
Well, don't forget the blank cheque.
"Where Angels Fear to Tread" by E. M. Forster
I enclosed a cheque for 20 Pounds Sterling in a blank sheet of paper, put it in an envelope, and went out that same night and posted it.
"To-morrow?" by Victoria Cross
I will send a blank cheque tomorrow.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
Sir Charles had given me a blank cheque, not exceeding two thousand five hundred pounds.
"An African Millionaire" by Grant Allen
I gave him a blank cheque for the Millsand estate expenses some weeks ago.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Banks provide blank cheques for their customers and it is a very simple matter to fill them out properly.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Do things comfortably, and I will give you a blank cheque for the books.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
These consisted of a note and a blank cheque.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
Here's a blank cheque for your outfit.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Manvers' rejoinder took the shape of a blank cheque with his signature upon it.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
Were such as he in the forefront of the battle, John Bull might hand the Irish a blank cheque.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Charley drew a blank cheque, signed by Sir Philip, from his pocket-book.
"By Birth a Lady" by George Manville Fenn
After a good deal of deliberation, she had filled in the blank cheque for a thousand pounds.
"Capricious Caroline" by E. Maria Albanesi
Then he compared it with a blank cheque.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
Sir William, with a curiously blank smile, took up the cheque and slipped it into his pocket.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
Instead of using words as counters of a fixed value he threw them about as blank cheques, meaning anything or nothing.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
I gave my cheque for it, as I didn't like to wake you for a blank one.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
Tell your aunt I will give her a blank cheque for the cost, and she may fill it in.
"Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

Then the Banker endorsed a blank cheque (which he crossed),
And changed his loose silver for notes:
The Baker with care combed his whiskers and hair.
And shook the dust out of his coats:
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Rocio Pavon-Navarrete was sentenced to 16 months behind bars after snatching two blank cheques from the British TV star's London house.
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