elbowroom

[ el-boh-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈɛl boʊˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

ample room; space in which to move freely.
scope; opportunity: a job with elbowroom.

Origin of elbowroom

First recorded in 1530–40; elbow + room
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elbowroom
/ (ˈɛlbəʊˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

sufficient scope to move or function
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