Definition of wiggle room in English:

wiggle room

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(also wriggle room)

noun

[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
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    • If that is the case, the treaty was shoddily written by allowing the wriggle room on a technicality.
    • Still, to give herself some wriggle room, she adds: "I don't want to say never."
    • You could also argue that without the press, the government would have far more power, or at least wriggle room, to carry out their schemes without opposition.

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