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  • ” Carte blanche is French for “blank card, ” meaning one that can be filled in as a person wishes.

    carte blanche

  • For the past half decade Israel has enjoyed carte blanche from the United States to experiment with any policy it favored to stabilize its relations with the Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors, including most recently its efforts to bomb Lebanon into peaceful coexistence with it and to smother Palestinian democracy in its cradle.

    Matthew Yglesias » The War on Chas Freeman

  • This man was a pathetic Secretary of Defense ... all in a time when he had pretty much carte blanche from the Patriot Act and other Executive branch powers.

    Rumsfeld says Obama made 'bald misstatement'

  • Sauce blanche is made by mixing butter with some flour on a plate, and then putting it into a casserole with a little water.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • The actors seem to have carte blanche, which is breeding ground for some brave comedy.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Hart, who began his ultra-successful executive career as a coach in Baltimore, had a couple chances at GM jobs after his Rangers tenure, and it's pretty hard to imagine him agreeing to take on one of baseball's most difficult GM jobs unless he were given significant say-so, and perhaps even carte blanche, which is unlikely under Angelos.

    SI.com

  • Jerome Delay/Associated Press Police set up coils of razor wire to separate the groups — whites who said they were there to support Mr. Terre'blanche's family and blacks supporting the family of the 15-year-old suspect and his 28-year-old co-worker.

    Tensions Flare Outside of Terre'Blanche Trial

  • Terre'blanche's lawyer Gerrie Basson, told the court his client qualified for parole.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Both crimes took place in Terre'blanche's home town of Ventersdorp.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One day has been set aside for Terre'blanche's appeal, which is to be heard by judges Werner Vivier, Lionel Melunsky and Kenneth

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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