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 Oregon State has just eight commitments in the 2021 class and has a little wiggle room to add an impact offensive talent. oregonlive, "Samori Toure, former Westview star and Montana All-American wide receiver, enters transfer portal," 12 Nov. 2020 For one, as Sankey detailed on the Paul Finebaum Show on Monday, there is less wiggle room to move games around. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, "Are the SEC’s postponements the start of a bad trend?," 11 Nov. 2020 Outside of those either/or dates, there is little wiggle room to reschedule conference games that might get canceled. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame men's basketball schedule is finally complete," 10 Nov. 2020 Lighthizer issued a strong statement of support for Yoo, signaling no wiggle room in the American position. Bryce Baschuk, Bloomberg.com, "WTO Leadership Race Upended by Trump Now Hinges on U.S. Election," 29 Oct. 2020 Unlike some other conferences that included bye weeks in their schedules, the MW has not given itself any wiggle room in the event of outbreaks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aztecs, Mountain West could be impacted by COVID-19 cases at UNLV, New Mexico," 16 Oct. 2020 That’s almost a third of the league’s teams, which removes a lot of the wiggle room in the schedule. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "COVID-19 forces NFL to keep its options open for remainder of regular season," 14 Oct. 2020 The reasons for the wiggle room are a little bit complicated. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "SMU basketball scheduling update: Tim Jankovich unhappy with Georgia for trying to get out of game at Moody Coliseum," 5 Oct. 2020 Of the five infield positions (including catcher), four are manned by players with large, long-term contracts, so there will be little wiggle room next year barring an unexpected trade. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Will 2021 be swan song for Giants’ threesome of Buster Posey, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford?," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wiggle room

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Wiggle room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggle%20room. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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