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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 manoeuvring the apostles just to keep the business afloat. Never pay a debt by taking on more debt—that's just manoeuvring 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
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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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[Q.sub.k] = 2[alpha][[sigma].sup.2.sub.k][q.sub.cs], where [alpha] is the maneuvering frequency.
As can be seen from Equation (3), when tracking the non-maneuvering or low maneuvering targets, too large process noise will degrade the tracking accuracy; when the actual maneuvering acceleration exceeds the preset acceleration limits, the tracking performance will deteriorate seriously [19].
For maneuvering target tracking problem, the true motion of the target is always changed between maneuvering and non-maneuvering uncertainly.
When a target is maneuvering, the residual will increase because of the model mismatch.
Jose Plug, strategic maneuvering in plenary debate in the European Parliament.
They explore plenary debate in the European parliament in order to shed some light on how legislation and European policies are debated and how strategic maneuvering in European parliamentary debate is preconditioned by the specific conventionalization of this debate and the inherent ambivalence of the participants due to their dualistic position regarding Europe and their own country.
Because of this limitation, none of the studies was able to assess the visual workload associated with making free-flight maneuvering decisions in the context of full flight monitoring and control responsibilities.
These particular dimensions were chosen in part because of their rough correspondence to the zone of loss of separation used in terminal areas ([+ or -]1000 feet, 3 miles) and in part after the lateral dimension was halved to make lateral maneuvering more closely equal in time efficiency to vertical maneuvering (Krozel & Peters, 1997).
Even though we weren't doing any type of ACM, we should have briefed the training rules, which emphasize knock-it-off calls, hard and soft decks, and weather criteria for maneuvering flights.
Abkowitz, "Measurement of hydrodynamic characteristic from ship maneuvering trials by system identification," Transactions of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, vol.
The classic application of a steep spiral--for instance, maneuvering over a landing area for an emergency landing--is diagrammed above.
was produced in 1986 to warn aviators of the dangers and misperceptions of maneuvering at low altitude.
Just what are "maneuvering" accidents, where do they occur, how do they occur and what can pilots of every stripe and experience level do to prevent them?
This includes evasive maneuvering with EA-6Bs and KC-130s to heighten the crew coordination and lookout doctrine of the Prowler and Hercules units so they can locate the bandits and keep them at bay long enough to bring in some fixed-wing fighter assistance.
The PUI had a documented history of aggressive maneuvering while using less than maximum available power during climbouts in the T-34C.