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wiggle room Line breaks: wig¦gle room
(also wriggle room)

Definition of wiggle room in English:


[mass noun] informal
Capacity or scope for negotiation or operation, especially in order to modify a previous statement or decision: the state legislature allows very little wiggle room in how to design the ballot
More example sentences
  • I suggest that you ask for more than you expect to receive so that you have wiggle room and can negotiate.
  • The party recently gave the First Minister enough wiggle room to negotiate on it in coalition talks next May.
  • The statement appears to leave a bit of wiggle room.
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