wiggle room


Definition of wiggle room

: leeway, latitude a contract with wiggle room for further negotiations

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Synonyms for wiggle room


latitude, leeway, slack, space

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Examples of wiggle room in a Sentence

The salesman has some wiggle room to reduce the price of the car. the language of the contract is vague and leaves too much wiggle room

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So, there's no wiggle room for error in determining distance, adding necessary floor protection, and ensuring proper ventilation. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "How to Install a Wood-Burning Stove," 28 Feb. 2019 The margin for error in CCL games traditionally is razor thin, and Toronto left itself with next to no wiggle room in Wednesday’s decider. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Toronto FC's CCL Run Falls Short in Gutting Fashion in Final Defeat to Chivas," 26 Apr. 2018 While the pegan diet has more wiggle room than the paleo diet and veganism, following all of those rules can be a needlessly tough way to lose weight. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the Pegan Diet? It's Not as Simple as Paleo + Vegan," 17 Jan. 2019 Good news for homebuyers: more choices, more wiggle room. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "A look at Seattle neighborhoods where crime is (and isn’t) up and finally some good news for homebuyers | Friday Morning Brief, July 6," 6 July 2018 Teams like the Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, which means teams in the tier after that should have more wiggle room, too. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "How good can Detroit Pistons be in the East post-LeBron James?," 3 July 2018 When there’s greater social distance, there’s more wiggle room to get into trouble during a chance encounter. Samuel Putnam, Washington Post, "Russians don’t smile much, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like you," 30 June 2018 Likewise, reports by even the most azure of blue ribbon panels often offer conclusions with more wiggle room than a pair of clown shoes. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "A New Report on E-Cigs Offers More Smoke Than Straight Answers.," 29 Jan. 2018 The only area where Sabraw provided some wiggle room for the administration is in cases where the parent has been deported. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Judge will not extend deadlines for Trump administration to reunite families," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of wiggle room

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wiggle room was in 1965

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English Language Learners Definition of wiggle room

US, somewhat informal : the ability to make small changes in a plan, schedule, etc., if they are needed

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