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free handnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfri ˈhænd/
the ​authority to do whatever you ​think is ​necessary: The ​company has given me a free hand to ​negotiate a ​deal with the Japanese.
(Definition of free hand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “free hand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 徒手画的(地),不用绘图仪器画的(地)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徒手畫的(地),不用繪圖儀器畫的(地)…
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