(not) get a look-in

(not) get a look-in
(not) get/have a ˈlook-in idiom
(BrE, informal) (not) to get a chance to take part or succeed in sth

She talks so much that nobody else can get a look-in.

The issue of freedom of information did not get a look-in

(= it was not even discussed)


Main entry:look-inidiom

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