room for maneuver

noun phrase

: opportunity to make changes or to do things differently in order to produce a better result
The strict requirements left us very little room for maneuver.

Examples of room for maneuver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China’s rise has improved the international economic environment for many Latin American countries and widened their room for maneuver. Foreign Affairs, 13 Oct. 2020 The appointments, which last for three years, provides a unique opportunity for the coalition to make its mark in economic matters when European Union fiscal rules limit the room for maneuver on public finances, and interest rates get set in Frankfurt for the euro zone as a whole. Alessandra Migliaccio,, 13 Apr. 2023

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“Room for maneuver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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