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    blanket decision

    I guess the meaning of 'blanket'' is 'unlimited'.
    Is this correct?
    If so, is there any other examples that start with 'blanket'?

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    Re: blanket decision

    In my opinion, a "blanket decision" is one that covers everything.

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    Re: blanket decision

    Red5, thank you.

    >In my opinion, a "blanket decision" is one that covers everything.

    You cleared up my question about the meaning of 'blanket'.
    By the way, I picked up some examples of 'blanket' + something,
    including 'blanket ban', 'blanket prohibition', 'blanket agreement',
    'blanket measures' and 'blanket decision' etc.
    Looking at these examples and considering that 'blanket' has a meaning 'covering everything'', can I replace 'blanket' in the examples with 'comprehensive'?

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    Re: blanket decision

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man
    Red5, thank you.

    >In my opinion, a "blanket decision" is one that covers everything.

    You cleared up my question about the meaning of 'blanket'.
    By the way, I picked up some examples of 'blanket' + something,
    including 'blanket ban', 'blanket prohibition', 'blanket agreement',
    'blanket measures' and 'blanket decision' etc.
    Looking at these examples and considering that 'blanket' has a meaning 'covering everything'', can I replace 'blanket' in the examples with 'comprehensive'?
    Comprehensive means covering a wide scope, something has a really wide spectrum, it's global and far ranging.

    Blanket (adj.) Applies to or covers all conditions and instances.

    ex.
    -There has been a lot of flooding in our area lately. Do you have a house insurance with a flood protection clause?

    -Oh, yes, we have a blanket insurance. If ANYTHING goes wrong with our house, we are well covered.

    blanket insurance covers everything without exception. One insurance for everything...every aspect is looked after. (a little unrealistic but it's just an example)

    Taking the same example, you can have a comprehensive insurance for your family. That means that the insurance has a very wide spectrum and it could be your: life insurance, house insurance, vehicle insurance, etc all in one. So it does take into account a lot of different things but does not go into details as much.

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    Re: blanket decision

    Thanks Marylin.

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    Re: blanket decision

    Marylin, thank you for your explanation about the difference between 'blanket insurance' and 'comprehensive insurance'. It really helped me understand the difference between the two words.

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    Re: blanket decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Thanks Marylin.
    No problem!

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    Re: blanket decision

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man
    Marylin, thank you for your explanation about the difference between 'blanket insurance' and 'comprehensive insurance'. It really helped me understand the difference between the two words.
    you're very welcome!

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