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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: 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: 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: maneuver, room

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: freedom, manoeuvre, of, room
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