make allowance for

idiom

1
: to think about or plan for (something that will or might happen in the future)
When purchasing property, the company should make allowance for possible future growth/expansion.
2
: to consider (something) when one makes a calculation
When you're comparing costs from different decades, you need to make allowance for inflation.

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“Make allowance for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20allowance%20for. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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