leeway

lee|way [ˈli:weı] n [U]
1.) freedom to do things in the way you want to
leeway in
The government does not have much leeway in foreign policy.
leeway to do sth
Try to give teenagers more leeway to make their own decisions.
2.) make up leeway
BrE if you have to make up leeway, you have to do extra work because you have not done as much work as you should have done
We've got quite a lot of leeway to make up.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • leeway — ► NOUN 1) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available: we have a lot of leeway in how we do our jobs. 2) the sideways drift of a ship to leeward of the desired course. ● make up (the) leeway Cf. ↑make up the leeway …   English terms dictionary

  • Leeway — Жанры Хардкор панк кроссовер треш Годы 1984 настоящее время Страна …   Википедия

  • Leeway — is the lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift. Just as a vessel s course is affected by the current of the water (set and drift), her course is also altered by wind. Vessels with greater surface area on the beam experience …   Wikipedia

  • Leeway — Lee way (l[=e] w[=a] ), n. (Naut.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leeway — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal, Hardcore Punk Gründung 1984 Auflösung 1995 Neugründung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leeway — index freedom, margin (spare amount) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • leeway — 1660s, sideways drift of a ship caused by wind, from LEE (Cf. lee) + WAY (Cf. way). Figurative meaning extra space is by 1835 …   Etymology dictionary

  • leeway — *room, berth, play, elbowroom, margin, clearance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • leeway — [n] room to move, grow elbow room*, extent, headway, latitude, margin, play, scope, space; concept 739 …   New thesaurus

  • leeway — [lē′wā΄] n. 1. the leeward drift of a ship or aircraft from the course being steered 2. Informal a) margin of time, money, etc. b) room for freedom of action …   English World dictionary

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