be hampered by lack of elbow room

angelsrolls

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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.
 

Tdol

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What do you mean by elbow room?
 

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Opportunity to move or decide freely.
 

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What was hampering his opportunity to move or to decide freely?
 

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With only a few days left before [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] the end of the transfer period, the move [STRIKE]of the player[/STRIKE] 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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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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Room for manoeuvre/maneuver might work there.
 
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