freedom of maneuver

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freedom of maneuver

The space and ability to make changes to something. Hurry up! We don't have much freedom of maneuver in our schedule!
See also: freedom, maneuver, of
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freedom of/room for maˈnoeuvre

the chance to change the way that something happens and influence decisions that are made: Small businesses have limited room for manoeuvre.
See also: for, freedom, manoeuvre, of, room
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Borrowing a crutch from a big power by sacrificing freedom of manoeuvre has never yet benefited any country.
Yet May's particular situation is more complicated than that, and in some ways recent events have increased her freedom of manoeuvre and ability to get her way, should she choose to make the most of it.
"We are continually reviewing the threats, we are continually evolving the capabilities and the actions that we need to take in order to make sure we are best prepared to ensure that the free flow of traffic and freedom of manoeuvre on the high seas are maintained."
Thus, Ratan Tata had far more freedom of manoeuvre than Cyrus, who was only the chairman of Tata Sons with Tata as head of the Trusts.
The US needs to exercise unprecedented and unaccustomed self-control, to allow Cuba the time and freedom of manoeuvre it needs to forge a modern and diversified economy that is mostly owned and operated by the Cuban people themselves rather than their northern neighbours.-Project Syndicate
"We have to take into account that Russia is going to have a much more substantial presence … with the ability to impede our freedom of manoeuvre and our freedom of navigation," said a senior official who declined to be identified.
This, combined with the quality and professionalism of our personnel, enables us to continue to disrupt the insurgents' freedom of manoeuvre around Camp Bastion." Courtesy MoD
The compromise also amends the part of the Commission's proposal that was dedicated to the management and implementation of the programme in order to offer more freedom of manoeuvre to the member states: contrary to the proposal, it allows member states to designate more than one national authority and more than one national agency, and it specifies which actions in the programme will be managed at a central or national level.
Everyone else has known all along that the final destination of the "ever closer union" of Europe was a United States reducing national governments to the status of county councils, and certainly with less freedom of manoeuvre than the constituent states of the USA.
The solution adopted for the Atlantique 2 is a semi-integration, in an effort to minimise modification to the aircraft's data management system while ensuring connection to platform attitude data and thereby provide maximum freedom of manoeuvre to the pilot prior to launch.
He told Sky News: "I have been saying internally that I think Thursday, March 25 is quite a likely date if the Prime Minister wants any freedom of manoeuvre.
If we were to allow the Taliban back in power in Afghanistan and al Qaida then to have the freedom of manoeuvre it had before 2001, we would be less safe as a country.
If we were to allow the Taliban to be back in power in Afghanistan and al-Qaeda then to have the freedom of manoeuvre it had before 2001, then we would be less safe as a country.
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