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Meaning of “elbow room” in the English Dictionary

"elbow room" in British English

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elbow roomnoun [U]

uk   us  
space to ​move around in: We were ​tightlysquashed in at ​dinner, with very little ​elbowroom. freedom to do what you ​want: At first the ​management gave the new ​director plenty of ​elbowroom.
(Definition of elbow room from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elbow room" in American English

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elbow roomnoun [U]

space in which to move around: With five ​people in my little ​car, there won’t be enough elbow room.
(Definition of elbow room from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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