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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.
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elbow room

Enough space to move about, as in Two hundred on the stage? There won't be any elbow room. This term alludes to having enough room to extend one's elbows. [Late 1500s]
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elbow room

1. If someone gives you elbow room, they give you the freedom to do what you want to do in a particular situation. He promised governors that he would give them more elbow room to encourage innovation. The decision has allowed us more electoral elbow room and political flexibility.
2. If you have enough elbow room, you have enough space to move freely or feel comfortable, without feeling crowded. There was not much elbow room in the cockpit. To have this much elbow room in London, you would need to be a billionaire.
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ˈelbow room

(informal)
1 enough space to move in: October is a good time to visit as there are fewer tourists and more elbow room in the restaurants.
2 the freedom to do something: Teachers often feel they have little elbow room to try new methods.
See also: elbow, room
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The Dyspraxia Association recommended we bring Sarah Anne to the Elbow Rooms to get assessed and myself and my husband came to see Maire Ni Ghiobalain, the occupational therapist at the Elbow Room.
He had been celebrating his birthday in Birmingham city centre, and left a group of his friends to catch a taxi on his own to have one last drink at the Elbow Room.
This new cafe, bar and restaurant is split into two floors with the large windows of Elbow Room on the ground floor looking out on to the bustle of the West End while the Room Below is that little bit cosier in its burrow beneath the pavement.
Shooting incident: The Elbow Room in Aston, and its owner Colin Rogan.
The wide open spaces of the frontier, on the other hand, give us the elbow room we need, as well as a place to start over, to be reborn or redeemed.
The Dilettanti finally found plenty elbow room when racing to a clear cut success in the Torch Motor Policies Handicap at Newmarket.
The Westin Annapolis will also feature the brand's other "heavenly" product -- its highly acclaimed Heavenly Bath(R), which includes a custom-designed dual showerhead that provides guests with a therapeutic shower spa, featuring several spray options, from light mist to massaging needles and a curved shower rod that adds an extra eight inches of elbow room.
Do you think they found some elbow room And settled down in there?
As well as providing more elbow room than conventional five- seater superminis, this also provides a combination of decent legroom or good boot space.
Armands Pharmacy has taken up the tradition in a salute to the old Elbow Room (and Tail O'The Pup).
The venue was appropriate, as the girls needed plenty of elbow room as they enjoyed a game of pool.
There are presently two stores available that can be leased separately or together: The Elbow Room Bar, with 5,800 SF, ground level, and Kim's Video 111 with approximately 4,000 SF on the selling concourse.
ELBOW ROOM It may sound like science fiction, but the notion that we are living in a universe with extra, unseen dimensions has a long history in theoretical physics.
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And he thought back to the live music at city centre nightspots such as the Elbow Room which inspired his band Traffic.