breathing room


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breathing room

n.
1. Sufficient time to prepare for or recover from the pressing difficulties of a situation.
2. Sufficient space to fit or accomplish something: no breathing room on the crowded airplane. In both senses also called breathing space.
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Noun1.breathing room - sufficient room for easy breathing or movement; "moved to the country to find breathing room"
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
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When the defending champions got some breathing room, the Chiefs just came storming back to keep it close.
Other solutions must be implemented so that they gain breathing room and are not forced to live their lives under Hamas.
Yohan Huget's 47th-minute try gave France some breathing room but Italy responded through Tito Tebaldi before the hour.
In the short-term, Intel's stumbles could still open the door for AMD (AMD) to win business in the chip market but the company has some breathing room, and its stock is valued at a significant discount to the market and its historical average, the author notes.
John Ittounas, who finished with 14 points, hit a 3-pointer to give the Patriots some breathing room and a 51-45 lead.
A nervy first half saw Ireland take a 9-6 lead into the break before a Jacob Stockdale try gave the home side some all important breathing room.
If you are overwhelmed by student loan debt, an IDR can possibly drive down your monthly payment to something manageable, giving you the breathing room you have been wanting." Currently, more than 44 million borrowers owe more than $1.5 trillion, which is 42 percent of all consumer debt.
) ISLAMABAD ndash After five years of having to do nothing owing to a combination of hierarchy, system of governance and party policy, outdoing president Mamnoon Hussain is relieved that he now has the breathing room to do nothing out of his own free will.
I've played three matches now, and had zero breathing room in any of them.
Department of Labor postponed the initial deadline for the new fiduciary rule until June 9, giving retirement brokers and advisers some breathing room while the department studies ways to revise the new compliance mandates.
Lawmakers eager to leave town to campaign for re-election gave themselves breathing room by voting to continue existing spending levels for another 10 weeks, beyond the Nov.