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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The amount of freedom to do something: margin or latitude.
In nautical terminology, leeway is the sideways drift of a ship to leeward (away from wind). From Old English hleo (shelter) + way. Earliest documented use: 1669.
“And a lack of standard practices gives some firms leeway to cut corners.”
Companies’ Green Strategies; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 30, 2016.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition -- the infusion of new cultures, talents, and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth. -Michelle Obama, lawyer, First Lady of the US (b. 17 Jan 1964)