some elbow room

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elbow room

1. Enough space to move around an area easily. Ugh, the mall is so crowded today that there's hardly any elbow room at all!
2. The freedom and ability to act as one wants. Well, you're her cabinet—if you're worried about her having too much elbow room as student council president, you should impose limitations.
See also: elbow, room
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*some elbow room

Fig. room to move about in; extra space to move about in. (*Typically: allow ~; get ~; have ~; give someone ~; need ~.) This table is too crowded. We all need some elbow room.
See also: elbow, room
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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