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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

maneuver (one) into (doing something)

To cause, compel, or convince one to do something through subtle, duplicitous, or fraudulent manipulation. The prime minister has been slowly maneuvering members of parliament and the public alike into passing legislation that gives him more power. She maneuvered her siblings into signing over their rights to the estate to her.
See also: maneuver

maneuver (one) out of (something)

To cause one to lose something or to not do something through subtle, duplicitous, or fraudulent manipulation. She maneuvered her siblings out of accepting their rights to their parents' estate so that she would have sole control over it.
See also: maneuver, of, out

maneuver for (something)

To attempt to contrive oneself into a position, whether physically or figuratively, by which one is able to achieve or obtain something. There was no order to the viewing area, with everyone competing with one another to maneuver for better spots to see the race. With the retirement of the COO last week, I've been maneuvering for a stronger position within the company.
See also: for, maneuver

manoeuvre the apostles

obsolete To borrow or take money from one person or source to repay the debt of another (i.e., rob Peter to pay Paul). Primarily heard in UK. Mr. Hardy's firm has fallen into arrears of late, and the solicitor has been manoeuvring the apostles just to keep the business viable.
See also: apostle, manoeuvre

manoeuvring the apostles

obsolete The act of borrowing or taking money from one person or source to fund or repay the debt of another. A variant of "robbing Peter to pay Paul," which means the same. Primarily heard in UK. Mr. Hardy's law firm has fallen into arrears of late, and he's taken to manoeuvering the apostles just to keep the business afloat. Never pay a debt by taking on more debt—that's just manoeuvering the apostles, and it never works for long.
See also: apostle, manoeuvre

room for/to maneuver

The space and ability to make changes to something. Hurry up! We don't have much room to maneuver in our schedule!
See also: for, maneuver, room, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

maneuver for something

to get into position for something. Sally is maneuvering for a shot at a promotion. Todd maneuvered for some attention, but they ignored him.
See also: for, maneuver

maneuver someone into something

to lure, position, or deceive someone into (doing) something. I will see if I can maneuver him into accepting the offer. He was maneuvered into accepting the offer.
See also: maneuver

maneuver someone out of something

to trick someone out of getting or achieving something. Are you trying to maneuver me out of the running for the job?' The runner maneuvered her opponent out of first place.
See also: maneuver, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Caption: FIGURE 10: Simulation trajectory of target aircraft performing 1000 m radius of horizontal-S maneuver.
Of the patients within the VPB, all they have response to barbecue maneuver. 1 subject had a past history of migraine, and after the reeducation maneuver, remain with migraine.
Finally, maneuver support companies need to train on airmobile, air assault, and airborne operations, depending on the company divisional support relationship.
Likewise, You'll want a more shallow hank when groundspeed is lower, like when flying into the headwind while trying to maintain the same sight picture, and a steeper bank--still not to exceed 40 degrees--with a tailwind during the maneuver.
Parnes and Price-Jones published their particle repositioning maneuver in 1993 [10], which was performed slower with 1-3-minute intervals, without using vibration and premedication.
Mehta and his coinvestigators ranked the likelihood of successful conversion of SVT to sinus rhythm from a high of 48% for the modified Valsalva maneuver, descending to 43% for a supine Valsalva maneuver, 36% for a standard semirecumbent Valsalva, 21% for a seated Valsalva, 19% for a standing one, and just 11% for carotid sinus massage.
It was found that the recovery rate was similar for the modified canalith repositioning maneuver, modified releasing maneuver, and Brandt-Daroff exercises, and these three options were superior to vestibular habituation exercises and the placebo maneuver.
The license has no expiration or termination date--once it's purchased and operative, the student can use and review the text and video of the private pilot GIFT modules on an internet-connected device and practice flying the maneuvers in a Redbird sim.
Captain Nobles served as a maneuver support concepts officer in the Concepts, Organization, and Doctrine Development Division, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
The system framework, which is designed for the human to use the wearable-sensing-based maneuver intention understanding approach to operate the robotic vehicle, is shown in Figure 1.
Maneuver swarms will likely be more durable than their fire support counterparts and exercise greater cooperation with human combatants on the battlefield.
This study was conducted at Combined Military Hospital Peshawar to assess the impact of post-maneuver neck restrictions on efficacy of Epley maneuver. No such study had been conducted in our department regarding the said aspect.
As the Army transitions from a multitheater, conflict-driven, rotational force to the fully expeditionary force envisioned in the Army Operating Concept, it is time to re-look at the critical role movement control plays in enabling the maneuver commander.
I first read William Lind's Maneuver Warfare Handbook when I joined 1 PPCLI as a rifle company commander in 1990.
Bombardelli [13] obtained an optimal maneuver method to numerically maximize the miss distance, which described the arc length separation between the maneuvering rear point and the predicted collision point.