(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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of wiggle room in:
- The US English dictionary