wiggle room


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wiggle room

n.
Flexibility, as of options or interpretation: ambiguous wording that left some wiggle room for further negotiation.
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wiggle room

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal scope for freedom of action or thought
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wig′gle room`


n.
room to maneuver; latitude.
[1985–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wiggle room - flexibility of interpretation or of options; "the request left some wiggle room for future restructuring"
flexibility, flexibleness - the quality of being adaptable or variable; "he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement"
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