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elbowroom

[el-boh-room, -roo m] /ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
ample room; space in which to move freely.
2.
scope; opportunity:
a job with elbowroom.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; elbow + room
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  • It gives you a little breathing room, a little elbowroom.
  • Our challenge is to point investigators toward significant ends, while allowing them maximum elbowroom for innovation.
  • There was a life out there-one that had elbowroom-and it called to her.
British Dictionary definitions for elbowroom

elbowroom

/ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
sufficient scope to move or function
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