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Will the network give Colbert a creative free hand, or will Colbert become safer, more vanilla, neutralized?

Bush had six years of a Republican Congress and a free hand after the 9/11 attacks.

The deal with the Iranian government will give them a free hand to repress activists and keep political prisoners behind bars.

At one point someone with a free hand was nice enough to use a rag to wipe the sweat off my face.

Marina signed a release giving McMillan a free hand to write whatever she wanted.

It is by my order that the Turks are being left a free hand to carry out this pious duty.

She sobbed; he lifted her chin with his free hand—and what less could mortal apostle do?

She put her free hand up to his shoulder, and then against his cheek, rubbing it softly.

His free hand closed over hers, but she snatched her own away with indignation that ended in a chuckle.

Then with a swift action of the free hand she locked the desk and put the key in her pocket.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to free hand, such as: carte blanche, free choice, free course, freedom, free play, and free scope.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.