wiggle room

noun
room to maneuver; latitude.

Origin:
1985–90

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wiggle room
 
n
informal scope for freedom of action or thought

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Example sentences
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.
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