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leeway

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈliː.weɪ/

leeway noun [U] (FREEDOM)

freedom to act within particular limits: Local councils will be given some leeway as to how they implement the legislation.

leeway noun [U] (PERIOD OF TIME)

UK an amount or period of time that has been lost or wasted: There is a lot of leeway to make up after the holiday period.
Translations of “leeway”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自由, 自由空間,自由度,餘地…
in Russian свобода действий…
in Turkish istediğini yapma özgürlüğü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自由, 自由空间,自由度,余地…
in Polish swoboda…
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