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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The drift of a ship or plane from its course. Also: Extra time or money in addition to what might be needed.

Usage examples (35)
  • Leave early enough so you have some leeway in case there is too much traffic on your way to the appointment.
  • That the US or other place stays mum and gives leeway is another issue entirely.
  • Where I am allowed considerable leeway is in expanding situations and characters.
  • It does help to know that period of leeway is built in; it helps me to let go of that polished draft for the first time. for more
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