leeway[ lee-wey ]SEE DEFINITION OF leeway
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEEWAY
"She's makin' leeway the best I can do," came back from Skipper Zeb.
The plan of the scale is such as to warrant this amount of leeway.
Leeway on the starboard tack is the same as westerly Variation.
Once let them see you mean to give them any leeway, and they are only content with a revolution.
He gives it leeway as usual; he's used to passing it close because there's plenty of water.
There is no leeway given, as, between the hours of two and three, or three and four.
He thought that two hours leeway would have been plenty of time for you.
All went well for some time, and Wilson resisted the leeway.
I am afraid he has a lot of leeway to make up, and it is beyond my power to help him.
There has to be leeway for diversive action—should the situation merit it.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR LEEWAY
- run of
- carte blanche
- free rein
- full play
- full swing
- laissez faire
- own accord
- plenty of rope