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What is the one word that can be used in the place of "room for error", similar to the slang "leash".

For example,

"Im gonna give you some .... (room for error)"

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    'I'm going to give you some slack' is idiomatic. Merriam Webster does not seem to regard 'slack' in that context as slang. merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slack – Nigel J Mar 5 '18 at 20:35
  • yeah, that's not what I'm looking for. There is a more formal word like "levity" or something along that line. – John Mar 5 '18 at 20:58
  • rope, slack – Drew Mar 5 '18 at 22:01
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I am going to give you some latitude in performing these orders. latitude

freedom of action or choice

students are allowed considerable latitude in choosing courses
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leeway

1.1 Margin of safety.

‘there is little leeway if anything goes wrong’

Oxford

  • Latitude or leeway are equally good for this context. – Tuffy Mar 5 '18 at 23:19

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