Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Carte Blanche (French).

 Cart before the Horse.Carte de Visite (French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Carte Blanche (French).
A blank cheque signed by the giver, but left to be filled in by the receiver, with a sum of money drawn on the bank-account of the giver. Power to act at discretion in an affair placed under your charge.   1

 Cart before the Horse.Carte de Visite (French). 


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