elbow room

noun el·bow room \ˈel-ˌbō-ˌrüm, -ˌrm\

: room or space to move or work freely

Full Definition of ELBOW ROOM

a :  room for moving the elbows freely
b :  adequate space for work or operation <a lab with plenty of elbow room>
:  free scope <elbow room to try new ideas>

Examples of ELBOW ROOM

  1. It's a small kitchen with very little elbow room.
  2. <help me move the furniture so that we'll have enough elbow room to do some aerobics>

First Known Use of ELBOW ROOM

circa 1540

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