He had to have elbow room no matter where he had to go to get it.
I prefer the mountains, where at any rate you have elbow room.
These holes are seldom lined with any thing, but are generally enlarged at the bottom so as to give the family more “elbow room.”
Sunshine and thin air are abundant, however, and elbow room.
There was plenty of elbow room; no more of the overcrowding they had suffered since they landed.
This gave the masses of ice much more “elbow room,” and decreased the danger of capsizing.
I cant offer you the elbow room you have at the clubhouse, but you are none the less welcome.
Lack o' exercise an' fresh air, an' elbow room hev done fur poor Sol Hyde at last.
We went early and carried our work, but we soon had to put it away for want of elbow room.
To have elbow room he located at Lancaster, Pennsylvania—then on the confines of civilization bordering on the far west.
Barely enough space for the occupant; a minimum of space: This office is so crowded I couldn't find elbow room for anyone else/ Don't crowd so, give me elbow room
[1700s+; propagated in the US because it was a nickname for General John Burgoyne, who boasted in the 1770s that he would find elbow room in this country]