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a la carte(adj)
a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
a la carte(adverb)
(of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
a la carte(adverb)
by ordering items listed individually on a menu
"we ate a la carte"
a la carte(Adverb)
Normal spelling of u00E0 la carte; on the menu.
À la carte food
À la carte /ɑːləˈkɑrt/ is a French language loan phrase meaning "according to the menu", and used in reference to a menu of items priced and ordered separately, i.e., the usual operation of restaurants. This is in contrast to a table d'hôte, at which a menu with limited or no choice is served at a fixed price. to order an item from the menu on its own, e.g., a steak without the potatoes and vegetables is steak à la carte to describe a retail pricing model in which goods or services traditionally bundled together are separated out, putatively giving the consumer greater choice at lower cost. Examples include airline pricing where in-flight drinks or snacks are not complimentary, on-line music purchasing where individual tracks can be bought instead of entire albums, or pay television where individual channels can be ordered rather than a bundle of channels. The phrase was adopted into English in 1826, predating by a decade the common use of the French language loanword "menu".
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We won't just give carte blanche to Peter.
Congress' intention was not to give them carte blanche.
I think in the time slot we're in, we have a carte blanche in a way to make a looser show and for it to feel like a more fun environment.
We don't mind giving our information to our health care providers, but we don't want to give it to a vendor that has carte blanche to give that information to anybody they want to.
Lots of people flip out over good street art these days and if your business has something really cool painted on it people acknowledge you more, i gave the artist carte blanche to do whatever he wanted. I just told him it should have a Latin American feel to it.
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