(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
- 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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