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elbow room

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noun el·bow room \ˈel-ˌbō-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Simple Definition of elbow room

  • : room or space to move or work freely

Full Definition of elbow room

  1. 1 a :  room for moving the elbows freely b :  adequate space for work or operation <a lab with plenty of elbow room>

  2. 2 :  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>



Circa 1540

First Known Use of elbow room

circa 1540


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