[ el-boh-room, -room ]
/ ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
ample room; space in which to move freely.
scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom.
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British Dictionary definitions for elbowroom
/ (ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /
sufficient scope to move or function
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Idioms and Phrases with elbowroom
Enough space to move about, as in Two hundred on the stage? There won't be any elbow room. This term alludes to having enough room to extend one's elbows. [Late 1500s]
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