Definition of 'leeway'
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This means they have little leeway to maintain payments should profits suddenly nosedive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And there is little leeway for women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to give the guys a little bit of leeway. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He hoped that there would be common sense in the policing of the laws and leeway given. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Quite how much leeway he gives his sons only they will know. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We simply could not afford to allow them this leeway if we were going to beat them. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)It still gives companies too much leeway. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Though he allows leeway for entertaining stories about colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a little more leeway with earlier toys and anything particularly rare and choice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Consumers have been given too much leeway with credit relative to their incomes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That allows little leeway if extra time is needed to make up for any rain delays. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some players have gifts that need a little leeway. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Retired chiefs of the defence staff have customarily been allowed more leeway than retired civil servants. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps a little leeway in terminology should be allowed. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)But giving key men just a little leeway seems reasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is my job to give him as much opportunity and leeway to go ahead and express himself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It gives couples the leeway to be able to look after an elderly relative and to balance family life more effectively. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This year, the scent of riches meant little leeway would be given. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Additionally, employees with a disability that may cloud their judgment should be given extra leeway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The retreat of the text gives White too much leeway in the centre. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fighter squadrons, that allowed considerable leeway. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)On that I feel you have to give such men leeway. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At least a bit of leeway is given in the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This leaves civil servants charged with administering this system much leeway; an invitation to the sort of corruption that has already plagued the immigration service. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After the banking crisis of 2008-09, the right course would have been for countries with enough fiscal leeway to boost borrowing and spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Up here in the still vastness there is no margin for error, no wiggle room, no leeway between getting it right and dying. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'leeway'
British English: leeway NOUN
Leeway is the freedom that someone has to take the action they want to or to change their plans.
Rarely do schoolteachers have leeway to teach classes the way they want.
Definition of leeway from the Collins English Dictionary
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