blank check

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1. A check that is signed by the payer but with no specific amount indicated, leaving this determination up to the drawee.
2. More generally, a term used for any situation in which an usually high level of trust is afforded by one party to another.

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You may need to offer a blank check if the resource you are going for is worth so much to you that you can't lose it.

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My wife must have a high level of trust for her sister, because when she asked to borrow some money my wife gave her a blank check.

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Congress gave Lyndon Johnson a blank check with the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution by placing decision making power and the power of the purse in the President's hands.

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