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Free hand


Unfettered, uncontrolled. ‘Hand’ refers to a worker so a free hand is someone who can work without close supervision. Implies that someone is capable enough to be left alone to complete a task. (Compare to Free and easy.)

“If you agree to manage our southern warehouse, I will give you a free hand to do it as you think best.”

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