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free hand

noun [S] uk   us  
C2 the right or authority to do anything you consider necessary: The company's given me a free hand to negotiate a deal.
Translations of “free hand”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徒手畫的(地),不用繪圖儀器畫的(地)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 徒手画的(地),不用绘图仪器画的(地)…
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