room to spare

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There is no room to spare in the house; for more of 'the girls' are here, and always are here, by some accident or other, than I know how to count.
Reggie didn't object to her visitors' suddenly changing their minds, and that there was always a room to spare in her elastic house.
We tried all we could to fill him so full that he would have no room to spare for a fortnight, but it was a failure.
We met an everlasting procession of guides, porters, mules, litters, and tourists climbing up this steep and muddy path, and there was no room to spare when you had to pass a tolerably fat mule.
He did not know of any such place - at least, not one handy; but he said that, if we liked to come with him, his mother had a room to spare, and could put us up for the night.
A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door.
However, as the sun baked these two very dry and hard, I lifted them very gently up, and set them down again in two great wicker baskets, which I had made on purpose for them, that they might not break; and as between the pot and the basket there was a little room to spare, I stuffed it full of the rice and barley straw; and these two pots being to stand always dry I thought would hold my dry corn, and perhaps the meal, when the corn was bruised.
There is room to spare for a mouse or task-related items.
Guernseys available takeoff distance is less than 5,200 feet, yet the G280 was able to make this trip with plenty of room to spare.
When I break down for the day, I just remove the uprights and throw the assembled feet in the back of my little Honda Fit with room to spare for the rest of my gear.
I chose the hanging model because I didn't have any room to spare on top of my shelves, but if you do and want a more organized safe, the Deluxe 4-Position Pistol Rack is the ticket.