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breathing room

A sufficient buffer of time, space, or money that allows for freedom of movement or relief from a given source of pressure or stress. My yearly bonus always affords us a little bit of breathing room for the Christmas expenses. Please move back and give us some breathing room here. The professor extended the deadline for our midterm papers, so I've got a bit of breathing room to get it finished.
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At least "Transformers" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" get some breathing room in July.
Breathing Room, which also includes bassist Dan Franklin and drummer Chad Norris, appears at 7 tonight at West Hills Church and on March 17 at the Verity Room in Canoga Park.
When a mother sees that her son is not peaceful, she can invite him, saying, "My son, let's go together to the breathing room and sit and practice peace together.
Sustained lower prices mean Venezuela's economy has precious little breathing room.
Six of the babies are now breathing unassisted, that is breathing room air, one more than yesterday.
Officials hope the plan will give them breathing room to develop a permanent solution to crowding at West Ranch High by 2010, when Castaic High School is scheduled to open.
In The Breathing Room, 2000, for example, her digitally created mutant animals roamed the deep dark spaces of electronic soundscapes, counterpointed against large video projections of virtual flesh and a heaving synthetic orifice.
But Austin Shanks (20 carries, 151 yards) broke free on a 65-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes left to give the Celts some breathing room.
Not only do such loans provide the developer with the funds to acquire a site, they also supply the breathing room that the developer needs to create the architectural designs and analyses for new construction projects.
And because Demand only makes a handful of images each year, curator Dean Sobel (the museum s new director, former chief curator and curator of contemporary art at the Milwaukee Art Museum) was able to install nearly one-third of the artist's career output, eleven large photographs and one film work, with ample breathing room for each piece.
According to IDC, storage capacities and practices that IT managers thought would support company growth for years are just providing breathing room for a few months, resulting in frequent disruptions in systems and applications.
The Dodgers have gone just 4-5 on this final homestand, a 10-game stretch they had hoped would give them breathing room before hitting the road for the daunting week to come.
Fairfield County's space-restricted office market got some breathing room in the first quarter of 2001, as significant new availabilities gave space-starved tenants more opportunities, according to the recently released Insignia/ESG First Quarter Commercial Market Report.
With the nation's economy slowing, more space has returned to Manhattan's office market in the first quarter, creating breathing room for brokers as well as tenants, due in part to the reemergence of the sublease market in Manhattan.