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1. Adequate room to move or work in.
2. Ample scope: elbowroom to experiment. See Synonyms at room.
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sufficient scope to move or function
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el•bow•room(ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm)
1. space in which to move freely.
2. scope; opportunity.
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