Wiggle Room


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Wiggle Room

The amount by which a sale can be reduced before it significantly cuts into profit. Wiggle room can determine how much of a discount a company can give a customer for things like volume, new client promotions, or other promotions.
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The point is not to find wiggle room in current law, but to realistically face family life as it is in the 21st century and the remarkably different ways it is lived out around the globe.
However, there is little to no wiggle room for up to 30 credit unions which are close to the 7% percent ratio.
Now that values are on the upswing, it's given owners and lenders more wiggle room to work out these troubled situations.
Beebe told lawmakers on Tuesday that he didn't foresee any wiggle room in the budget, but neither did he think tough decisions would have to be made that would cut services.
Our surveys show more shoppers paying attention to the words that go along with the freshness date, and more understanding that "sell by" dates leave them wiggle room.
Whatever is ultimately decided, there will be wiggle room in both achieving compliance with the objectives (getting to 10 percent) and in the reporting (we're at 9 percent, they'll never audit us).
That leaves little wiggle room, and perhaps less diversity than investors would like to see.
He added that the diplomatic-security cabinet is granting the army as much wiggle room as it needs in order to reach the goals of the operation.
There may be less wiggle room for the West in trying to find the lowest bidder to meet their energy needs at a time when the summer's record oil prices of more than $147 are a still vivid memory.
5-inch cast-aluminum platform atop a 16-foot ladder provides plenty of stealthy wiggle room, the ergonomically contoured and padded flip-up seat offers all-day comfort.
It makes sense to have embedded wiggle room because if there's one thing that people require a whole lot of, it's space to do things their own way.