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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Robert Plant was born in West Bromwich, schooled in Stourbridge, hung out in what were considered to be Birmingham's hot spots at the time - the Elbow Room, Cedar Club, Henry's Blueshouse.
Lorraine had been constantly visiting doctors and others with no success until she was referred to the Elbow Room in Dublin.
Extra Curricular headline a free night of funk at The Elbow Room on Saturday April 17.
There is a bit of Elbow room in songs The Broken Broadcast play music that is broody atmospheric in a folky lo-fi but also otherworldly way.