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• get a word in (edgewise)
v. phr.
To find a chance to say something when others are talking.

The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word.

Mary talked so much that Jack couldn't get a word in edgewise.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get a word in edgeways — To interpose what one needs to say with difficulty into a conversation dominated by others or another • • • Main Entry: ↑word …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a word in edgeways — British, American & Australian, informal, American, informal if you can t get a word in edgeways, you do not have an opportunity to say anything because someone is talking so much or so quickly. Roz was talking so much that nobody else could get… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a word in edgeways —  Succeed in intervening in much talk …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • get a word in edgeways usu. with negative — manage to contribute to a conversation with a voluble person. → edgeways …   English new terms dictionary

  • not get a word in edgeways — phrase to not manage to say something because another person is talking a lot Once he starts talking, no one can get a word in edgeways. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: edgeways …   Useful english dictionary

  • (not) get a word in edgeways — (not) get a word in ˈedgeways idiom (BrE) (NAmE (not) get a word in ˈedgewise) (not) to be able to say anything because sb else is speaking too much • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (not) get a word in edgeways —    During a discussion, if you can t get a word in edgeways, you can t say something because the others are talking so much.     I tried to give my opinion, but I couldn t get a word in edgeways …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • can't get a word in edgeways — If you can t get a word in edgeways, you don t have the chance to say anything because the person you are with is is talking all the time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not get a word in edgeways — to not manage to say something because another person is talking a lot Once he starts talking, no one can get a word in edgeways …   English dictionary

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