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    angelsrolls is offline Member
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    be hampered by lack of elbow room

    Hello,

    Can you please check the following sentence I invented and see if it is a correct and meaningful English utterance?

    With only a few days to the end of the transfer period, the move of the player was hampered by lack of elbow room.

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    What do you mean by elbow room?

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    Opportunity to move or decide freely.

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    What was hampering his opportunity to move or to decide freely?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    With only a few days left before to the end of the transfer period, the move of the player was hampered by lack of elbow room.
    That's possible, but I also would like to hear the answers to Tdol's and emsr2d2's questions above.

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    I just wanted to say that due to a limited amount of time, an environment promotive to finalize the transfer of the player failed to be created.

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    Re: be hampered by lack of elbow room

    Room for manoeuvre/maneuver might work there.

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