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  1. leewaynoun

    A varying degree or amount of freedom or flexibility; margin, latitude, elbowroom.

    I don't think we have a lot of leeway when it comes to proper formatting.

    freedom, latitude, wiggle room, flexibility

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leewaynoun

    (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

    allowance, tolerance, margin

  2. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerancenoun

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

    perimeter, allowance account, security deposit, permissiveness, gross profit margin, gross profit, valuation account, allowance, margin, adjustment, border, tolerance, valuation reserve

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  1. List of paraphrases for "leeway":

    margin, latitude, scope, flexibility, drift, room

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  1. Peter Mansoor:

    President Trump has given much more leeway to his military commanders to strike, and they're striking, and I think that does send a message around the world that America's back.

  2. Lothar Wieler:

    The number should stay below one, that is the big goal, the further it is below one, the more secure we can feel, the more leeway we have, but there are other numbers that are also important.

  3. Adam Cathcart:

    It's an explicit loophole, coal is a big lever for them. They're wise from the Chinese standpoint to keep some leeway (so) they're not branded as sanctions violators if a train goes from China to North Korea (carrying resources).

  4. Lyrissa Lidsky:

    While there is more leeway and more hyperbole online and in social media in general, courts never really accepted that argument that social media is a libel free-zone.

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