elbow room


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Noun1.elbow room - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
standing room - room for passengers or spectators to stand; "there was standing room for thousands more people"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
breathing room, breathing space - sufficient room for easy breathing or movement; "moved to the country to find breathing room"
headroom, headway, clearance - vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
houseroom - space for accommodation in a house; "I wouldn't give that table houseroom"
lebensraum, living space - space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
parking - space in which vehicles can be parked; "there is plenty of parking behind the store"
sea room - space for maneuver at sea

elbow room

noun scope, room, space, freedom, latitude, leeway His speech was designed to give himself more political elbow room.
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There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; no unreasonable tailors and shoemakers perversely bent on being paid; no duns of any description and battery attorneys, to foment discord, backing their clients up to a quarrel, and then knocking their heads together; no poor relations, everlastingly occupying the spare bed-chamber, and diminishing the elbow room at the family table; no destitute widows with their children starving on the cold charities of the world; no beggars; no debtors' prisons; no proud and hard-hearted nabobs in Typee; or to sum up all in one word--no Money
We haven't elbow room here, and in case of a scuffle one white to every two of them will be just about the right proportion.
He was energetic, but he required more elbow room than the ordinary dancing floor provides.
The Elbow Room, in Birmingham, was the setting for a secret gig by Handsworth-born Winwood - and was the venue where supergroup Traffic was spawned.
Lacson urged the PCSO to modify its required remittance from AACs, called presumptive monthly retail receipts (PMRR), so it could get its full share from franchises and operators and limit the elbow room for guerrilla operations.
Extra space is certainly a feature of the Fabia even though it is fractionally shorter than the current version, its interior length has increased and elbow room is improved.
Extra space is certainly a feature of the Fabia - even though it is fractionally shorter than the current version, its interior length has increased and elbow room is improved.
Elbow room is up by 21mm in the front and 2mm in the back, but probably more useful is a boot that's now 15 litres bigger and is, according to Skoda, the largest in the car's class.
MEMORIES OF THE ELBOW ROOM Shazza Linn I remember falling top to bottom down the stairs.
A 25mm increase in wheelbase gives the new STI better rear legroom as well as more shoulder and elbow room all round.
Jose Vinals, former European Central Bank (ECB) member and current financial counsellor and director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said that sluggish growth and low inflation in the Eurozone gives the ECB elbow room to take further monetary policy action.
There's just not a lot of elbow room in that confined space.