some elbow room

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.
See also: elbow, room

*some elbow room

Fig. room to move about in; extra space to move about in. (*Typically: allow ~; get ~; have ~; give someone ~; need ~.) This table is too crowded. We all need some elbow room.
See also: elbow, room
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But he still has some elbow room insofar as the official is concerned and, now he's got his head back in front, Coeur De Lionne can follow up.
The expansion gives our customers some elbow room, as well as allow us to offer more services," co-owner Barbara Collurafici said.
Do you think they found some elbow room And settled down in there?
Racing from a mark of 142, she has some elbow room as far as the handicapper is concerned and can come home in front.