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English definition of “elbow room”

elbow room

noun [U]    
space to move around in: We were tightly squashed in at dinner, with very little elbow room.Space - general wordsAreas of land in general freedom to do what you want: At first the management gave the new director plenty of elbow room.Freedom to actOpportunity
(Definition of elbow room noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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