wiggle room

noun

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web That leaves little wiggle room for Miami to trigger a hard cap at $189.5 million by purchasing a second-round pick. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 19 June 2024 After last season’s failure the Yankees won’t have much wiggle room. Bob Raissman, New York Daily News, 22 Mar. 2024 The Supreme Court then interpreted that clause as implying that state-level regulation cannot unduly burden interstate commerce—but with considerable wiggle room. Matthias Matthijs, Foreign Affairs, 19 Apr. 2022 In addition to keeping feet in place, small toes have extra wiggle room without the shoes feeling too narrow or stiff. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for wiggle room 

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wiggle room was in 1965

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“Wiggle room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggle%20room. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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