elbow room

noun
el·​bow room | \ ˈel-ˌbō-ˌrüm How to pronounce elbow room (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of elbow room

1a : room for moving the elbows freely
b : adequate space for work or operation a lab with plenty of elbow room
2 : free scope elbow room to try new ideas

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Examples of elbow room in a Sentence

It's a small kitchen with very little elbow room. 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of elbow room was circa 1540

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“Elbow room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elbow%20room. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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elbow room

noun

English Language Learners Definition of elbow room

: room or space to move or work freely

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