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leeway

noun [U]  /ˈliˌweɪ/ us  
freedom to act within certain limits: [+ to infinitive] The law gives companies more leeway to decide whether to accept or reject an offer. Leeway is also additional time or money: Homeowners need some leeway to buy a new house after they sell the old one.
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