wiggle room

wiggle room
noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. limited capacity or scope for negotiation, especially in order to modify a previous statement or decision.

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  • wiggle room — ˈwiggle ˌroom noun [uncountable] informal the possibility of changing your plans or decisions in order to achieve what you want or to suit a different situation: • His statement should satisfy the media while leaving enough wiggle room in case… …   Financial and business terms

  • wiggle room — noun flexibility of interpretation or of options the request left some wiggle room for future restructuring • Hypernyms: ↑flexibility, ↑flexibleness * * * noun [noncount] US somewhat informal : the ability to make small changes in a plan,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiggle room — noun The opportunity to make alternative decisions or to pursue other courses of action, especially any involving only minor changes to ones present situation or course. There was no wiggle room here, no leeway, no margin for error. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • wiggle room — noun Date: 1978 leeway, latitude < a contract with wiggle room for further negotiations > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wiggle room — room to maneuver; latitude. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • wiggle room — wig′gle room n. room to maneuver; latitude • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • wiggle room — /ˈwɪgəl rum/ (say wiguhl roohm) noun 1. room to move around in a confined area. 2. time in which to resolve any difficulty that may arise. 3. loopholes by which to avoid something which one has contracted to do. Also, wriggle room …  

  • wiggle-room — n American freedom to manoeuvre, especially in a delicate situation. The term was com mon in the 1990s in armed forces and professional usage. ► You ve got to let us have some more wig gle room …   Contemporary slang

  • wiggle room — UK / US noun [uncountable] freedom to change your mind or to try a different method, for example, in making decisions or achieving an aim …   English dictionary

  • room — noun 1 in a house/building ADJECTIVE ▪ big, cavernous, enormous, high, high ceilinged, huge, large, spacious, vast ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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