free hand


free hand
noun
freedom to do as you see fit
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many have doubts about giving him a free hand to attack

Syn: ↑blank check
Hypernyms: ↑freedom

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: free (I) + hand
: freedom of action or decision

gave him a free hand in running the business

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unrestricted freedom or authority: They gave the decorator a free hand.
[1925-30]

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free hand noun
Complete freedom of action
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Main Entry:free

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free hand UK US noun [singular]
the ability to make your own decisions, without having to ask permission
Thesaurus: freedom and independencesynonym

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free|hand «FREE HAND», adjective, adverb.
–adj.
done by hand without measurements or instruments: »

freehand drawing.

–adv.
in a freehand manner.
free hand,
1. freedom to do as one chooses: »

The carriers…have been adamant in their demands for a free hand on the revisions (Wall Street Journal).

2. generosity; open-handedness: »

to serve guests with a free hand.

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noun
: the freedom to do things and make decisions without being controlled by another

Her father gave her a free hand in running the family business. [=her father let her run the family business as she wanted to]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • free-hand — (adv.) of drawing, from 1848; see FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + HAND (Cf. hand) …   Etymology dictionary

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