In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cheque en blanco masculineto give sb a blank check — darle carta blanca a algn
- She had a signed blank cheque of mine and I told her the exact amount to fill in.
- But this proposal amounted to his being asked to sign a blank cheque and hand over his credit card.
- That's probably the most anyone signing a blank check can hope for.
- The woman signed two blank checks with the promise that each check be made out for US $130.
- Normally in the absence of compelling reasons it has to be assumed that the cheque was not a blank cheque when it was handed over.
- A school official was making merry with some blank cheques signed by an official who had to go abroad.
- He said signing blank cheques was normal procedure because nobody ever suspected he was using the leader's account for anything other than party purposes.
- I could fill in my remaining blank cheque, show the postmistress my bank card and some form of identification and she would shower me with cash.
- It might be a short-term abduction triggered by stepping into a ‘taxi’ whose driver, at gunpoint, forces his fare to sign a sheaf of blank checks or surrender his ATM card and code.
- They have so much money that they can casually sign blank cheques for their ‘lifestyle guru’.
- One bin contained a signed blank cheque and another an unused cheque book.
- The Australian Government has signed a blank cheque - without the foggiest notion of what might be planned.
- If I had unlimited funds, I'd give Tom a blank check and know the number he wrote in would be fair.
- Private sector employers are furious that government ministers will continue to write blank cheques to up the pay for public servants.
- She signs a blank check and slides it over to Jean on the impression that Jean may fill in whatever she sees necessary for payment.
- The one credit card company will make a payment directly into your bank account while the other issues blank cheques that you simply fill in yourself.
- He bears no responsibility for the way that blank cheques he signed were used.
- She ripped out a check and signed it. ‘Here,’ she said, handing me the blank check. ‘Fill in the amount.’
- We should pay our fair share, but not give a blank cheque for others to fill in and sign.
- He testified that he signed blank cheques, the details of which would be filled in later.
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