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wiggle room

room to maneuver; latitude.
Origin of wiggle room
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wiggle room
  • Leave as little wiggle room as possible for the consultant by spelling out the terms in advance.
  • Guidelines on investigating and reporting casualties have been amended over the years but there's still plenty of wiggle room.
  • Any wiggle room for abusive interrogations, they emphasized, would be construed as permission.
  • And these surplus codons provide enough wiggle room for geneticists to play around with.
  • The total genome content proportions are rough estimates, there may be some wiggle room in there.
  • Herbaceous plants don't fossilize well so there's wiggle room there.
  • There were four main styles but each had some wiggle room in their execution.
  • Well, there is still wiggle room even outside the genes of large effect, particularly on the individual level.
  • We want there to be some social wiggle room in the law.
  • The measure would also give drivers more wiggle room to creep up to the edge of an intersection before stopping.
British Dictionary definitions for wiggle room

wiggle room

(informal) scope for freedom of action or thought
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Slang definitions & phrases for wiggle room



Crazed; out of control: wigging over the big spider

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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