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    #1

    wiggle room

    Feeling threatened by his suppressive and overbearing tone, I told him I would think about it, leaving a little wiggle room for him to think that I might take the job so he would let me go, and rushed out of there.

    Hi,

    I am trying to find a expression that can replace "wiggle room" which i don't think dovetails with my intention.

    The only reason I put "wiggle room" there is because i couldn't think of better expression.

    I would greatly appreciate any help I could get.

    By reading the context, I am pretty sure you will know what I am trying to say.

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    #2

    Re: wiggle room

    Room for manoeuvre (BrE) / maneuver (AmE) ?.

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    #3

    Re: wiggle room

    leeway?
    (also gives you a nice alliteration )

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    #4

    Re: wiggle room

    *Not a Teacher*

    Might I suggest "breathing room"?

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    #5

    Re: wiggle room

    Feeling threatened by his suppressive and overbearing tone, I told him I would think about it. I figured if he thought I was going to take the job, Id have enough time to rush out of there.

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