wiggle room


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial.

wiggle room

The space, time, or freedom to make changes as needed. Good news—I've done the math, and we have enough wiggle room in the budget to make some of those purchases we've been putting off. When I'm meeting up with someone, I always leave early, so that I have wiggle room in case I get lost.
See also: room, wiggle
References in periodicals archive ?
It's incumbent upon HHS, CMS and ONCHIT to scenario-play their meaningful use certification requirements all the way down the line to find the wiggle room some will exploit.
Here are a few scenarios that show the need for embedded wiggle room and the potential of smart mob makeovers.
And, like any good lawyer-politician, he was careful to couch his comment in just enough wiggle room -- specifically, the slippery words, "that I know of.
He added that, while there is currently enough wiggle room in the budget to pay for the 18-month approach, some lawmakers had other priorities for the money.
In the tropics, many of these animals are already living at the temperatures their bodies like best, with little wiggle room for dealing with a warming world.
With other expansion possibilities in the pipeline, Kull said flexibility was key to the firm's expansion--and subleasing space provided that wiggle room.
This means there's more wiggle room in what it takes to make a solar system habitable.
While being there for your mom's 50th is the right thing to do, there may be some wiggle room.
The AIM is pretty clear that you should fly the hold as depicted, but there's wiggle room there for entering the hold vs.
Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
You have to have an absolute rule with students, and wiggle room and good judgment on behalf of the staff," she explains.
The wiggle room, he finds, has allowed powerful people and parties to survive and prosper.
But interstate pipelines would like to see FERC go even further, giving electric utilities enough wiggle room so that they can contract with interstate pipelines for "firm" transportation service.
which makes thermoplastic injection-molded parts and the tooling and molds to make those parts, was able to find the wiggle room.