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Difference between Blank check and Blank sheet

blank checkfreedom to choose whatever course of action one thinks is necessary:

  • The coach was given a blank check by the university to try and improve the team.

blank sheet—(also: clean sheet)

1. a fresh start when people decide to forget about previous mistakes, failures, etc.:

  • Managers should start with a blank sheet regardless of the commitments already made and resources applied.

2. said of the human mind at birth, regarded as having no innate conceptions:

  • Nor were they alone in their belief that a new-born’s mind is a blank sheet on which society can write what it pleased.