elbow room

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elbow room space for movement "room to pass","make way for","hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
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Idioms

Elbow room - If you haven't got enough elbow room, you haven't got enough space.
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Usage

In literature:

There's somebody at the bottom of the steps, and the fellows above want to give him elbow room.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
It will give me elbow room.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
That gave him more elbow room.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
He found her in the drawing-room, sitting in the twilight, her elbow on her knee, her chin in her hand.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Cavendish had raised himself on one elbow, and was looking stupidly about the room.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Macdonald, alone in the room, had lifted himself to his elbow, listening.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
Then she took a sudden resolve and turned away, elbowing the others out of the room.
"The Adventure League" by Hilda T. Skae
Well, let us get in and we'll soon find elbow room!
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
This was the time when the joy of having plenty of elbow room made itself manifest.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
Come out of this overcrowded nation, out where there's elbow-room and free breathing.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Then he propped himself on an elbow and stood scowling into the rear of the room.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
You know your uncle already complains of wanting elbow-room.
"The Travellers" by Catharine Maria Sedgwick
The daughter of Adam Bell, who sat by Mrs. Elliot's elbow at table, had shrunk into an obscure corner of the room.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I" by Various
Witches' trials often last for years, and here you have plenty of elbow room.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
To have found elbow room there a few days previous you would have had to go out to sea.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
But the throwers were hampered by one another: they had no elbow-room in this narrow street.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
He wanted more elbow-room.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
Here was elbow-room at last, and an open plain, where all the army corps of Europe might manoeuvre.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Using his knees and elbows, Simon made room for himself as best he could on the floor.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
A tall, fair girl had stepped out of the room where he had been breakfasting, and was standing by his elbow.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In news:

Foursquare Celebrates New Office Space, Elbow Room.
Elbow Room Click to enlarge.
Athens Township residents are an independent lot, appreciating their rural spaces and elbow room.
There wasn't much elbow room Wednesday night on the stage of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, as 14 of 16 candidates for Alexandria City Council politely jostled for two microphones.
Chef Roy Harland from the Elbow Room shows us how to make a prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin with maple and mustard.
Chef Roy Harland from the Elbow Room shows us how to make Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs.
Elbow Room Chef Roy Harland helps you turn a Cobb Salad into something more.
Chef Roy Harland of the Elbow Room shows us how to prepare a tasty and elegant Tilapia dish.
Chef Roy Harland from the Elbow Room is helping us get ready for Thanksgiving with a delicious Waldorf Salad that's sure to please a crowd.
Here's room for elbows, land of the brave fourth gears.
The Times, the Post, the Daily News and Newsday are all here, leaving little elbow room.
Chuck Pandolph's "office" doesn't have much elbow room.
Chef Roy Harland, at the Elbow Room, is a big believer in trying something nontraditional for dessert.
More elbow room means more bold flavors at Little Fish's big brother.
Commuters who want a little more elbow room should head for the back of the.
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In science:

But let’s move on — these bugs long for some higherdimensional elbow room.
Goldbug Variations
These lacunae provide elbow-room for theorists to speculate about more neutrino species and/or novel neutrino dynamics.
Summary of Neutrino 2000
Regardless, hopefully we can get some general theorems, and since a(i) and b(i) are arbitrary, there is lots of elbow-room for induction.
Finite Analogs of Szemer\'edi's Theorem
That is, their analysis needs a lot of elbow room on the infinitesimal level to allow adjusting eg., the infinitesimal widths of Heaviside jumps, etc.
Generalized solutions of nonlinear differential equations A nonstandard jets approach
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