from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A book containing blank checks issued by a bank.
- adj. Involving the payment of money to another in exchange for influence or information: checkbook politics.
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- n. Alternative form of chequebook.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a book issued to holders of checking accounts
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Again, my checkbook is open and I'm ready to do business to ensure I keep every single person who walks in the front door of the Isotope happy, Diamond and Marvel.
I have been giving money directly to specific candidates such as Joe Sestak, Julie Lassa, Elaine Marshall, Michael Bennett and others, though my checkbook is closed for now to the DCCC and DSCC.
Pristine Things: Balancing my checkbook is not the highlight of my day.
Tim dug his checkbook from the desk drawer and wrote a hot check.
She has a checkbook from the bank here in CO & bank statements, utility receipts, etc.
"Dr. Dean, sources say, has taken control of the campaign checkbook from the Trippster and handed it to Deputy Campaign Manager Bob Rogan."
Call it tacky but why is it the people who are least likely to ever get laid without a checkbook are the ones who yell the loudest about how it is evil?
With the checkbook, which is not the same as bank-account checkbook, the beneficiary may withdraw all or part of the money.
Believing in an organization's mission is one thing, getting out the checkbook is another.
In the U.K., so-called checkbook journalism is common, though little acknowledged.