English version

leeway

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleewaylee‧way /ˈliːweɪ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANTfreedom to do things in the way you want toleeway in 🔊 The government does not have much leeway in foreign policy.leeway to do something 🔊 Try to give teenagers more leeway to make their own decisions.2 make up leeway
Examples from the Corpus
leewayStates now have more leeway to restrict the sale of guns.have ... leewayWith such contradictory markers available, those making judgements about the national identity of Berwickers have considerable leeway.But bureaucrats have scant leeway to exercise judgment.Dodging the dues Self-employed people have more leeway about how much tax they pay.Most people have considerable leeway as to how they spend their money over and above basic subsistence requirements.She had to have a little leeway, a little permission from him.
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