wiggle room


Definition of wiggle room

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Players are out of position, out of breath, and running out of wiggle room in the standings. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 31 Dec. 2021 Unlike Nintendo's Switch dock, Analogue Dock leaves a lot of wiggle room for an inserted Pocket system—arguably because Analogue designed this connected hardware duo to look handsome. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 That provides some levity and some fun and a lot of wiggle room. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, 8 Dec. 2021 That gives the league five extra days of wiggle room — not much, but potentially important important if any games to need to be rescheduled. Carol Schram, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 The Department of Justice issued guidelines for federal investigators with some wiggle room, as well as, more bindingly, for any local agency receiving funding. New York Times, 27 Dec. 2021 Leave wiggle room for life changes and other uncertainties, because those are guaranteed to happen. cleveland, 16 Oct. 2021 Typically, the Heat might have more wiggle room, including going with the NBA maximum of 15 players on standard contracts. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 14 Oct. 2021 In addition to creating wiggle room for cash flow, the financial health very much depends on if the developer can make more profit than the financing cost. Xueyan Hua, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of wiggle room

1965, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2022

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“Wiggle room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggle%20room. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of wiggle room

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


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