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elbowroom

[ el-boh-room, -room ]

noun

  1. ample room; space in which to move freely.
  2. scope; opportunity:

    a job with elbowroom.



elbowroom

/ -ˌrʊm; ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm /

noun

  1. sufficient scope to move or function


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Word History and Origins

Origin of elbowroom1

First recorded in 1530–40; elbow + room
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Example Sentences

A State of unbounded plains and hills and Badlands—elbowroom.

For the newspaper fellows they rigged up elbowroom accommodations of bench and table against the base of the judges' kiosk.

Tellsons wanted not elbowroom, Tellsons wanted no light, Tellsons wanted no embellishment.

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