noun[mass noun] informal
Adequate space to move or work in: a restaurant with more elbow room
More example sentences
- People have to compete with each other for elbow room and breathing space, both of which are in short supply.
- The deteriorating quality and the shrinking greenery around the city adds weight to the proposal to provide it a little more elbow room or breathing space.
- One can be left in place and used as a couch while the other is stowed away allowing more than enough elbow room to move round.
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