carte blanche


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carte blanche

Cards a piquet hand containing no court cards: scoring ten points
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In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal and professional judgement.
Anyone can make soup, but few make soup that is truly memorable, and that's exactly what Carte Blanche does.
The book, called Carte Blanche, features 007 in a contemporary story set partly in the Middle East.
This is not, in my opinion, a "good criterion" for intervention; it's carte blanche for greedy protectionists.
Carte Blanche, with over 660,000 cardholders, could become No.
But that didn't mean the artists had carte blanche.
Some people's genes appear to give them carte blanche when it comes to eating high-cholesterol foods (SN: 11/20/93, p.
Congress did not give him carte blanche to wage war against any and all terrorists everywhere, or against regimes that seek chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.
Although Handling offered all filmmakers carte blanche, most must have assumed that they were being called upon to produce little cinematic bonbons.
On 23 July 1914, with a German carte blanche in hand, Austria sent a 48-hour ultimatum to Serbia designed to be unacceptable, to serve as a casus belli, and to justify a war.
And yet, by unfolding in stages and over an uncharacteristically long period of time, Carte Blanche at once points out the diversity of private engagement and complicates the notion of patronage--whether private or public.
It was swiftly followed by the Carte Blanche then, eight years later, by American Express (left).