[el-boh-room, -roo m]
- ample room; space in which to move freely.
- scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom.
Origin of elbowroom
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Related Words for elbowroomedge, limit, surplus, action, area, space, spectrum, field, length, scope, territory, dimension, matter, place, slot, arena, capacity, zone, spot, location
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Tellsons wanted not elbowroom, Tellsons wanted no light, Tellsons wanted no embellishment.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises
George Lyman Kittredge
- sufficient scope to move or function
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