can't get a word in edgeways

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. 2014.

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  • 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

  • (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

  • 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 — 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

  • (not) get a word in edgewise — (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

  • word — word1 W1S1 [wə:d US wə:rd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(unit of language)¦ 2 somebody s words 3 have a word 4 want a word 5 not hear/understand/believe a word 6 without (saying) a word 7 say a word/say a few words 8 a word of warning/caution/advice/thanks etc 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — 1 noun LANGUAGE/STH YOU SAY OR WRITE 1 (C) the smallest unit of language that people can understand if it is said or written on its own: Write an essay of about five hundred words. | There were a lot of words in the film I couldn t understand. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • word — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 unit of language ADJECTIVE ▪ two letter, three letter, etc. ▪ monosyllabic, polysyllabic ▪ two syllable, three syllable …   Collocations dictionary

  • word — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦ words, wording, worded 1) N COUNT A word is a single unit of language that can be represented in writing or speech. In English, a word has a space on either side of it when it is written. The words stood out clearly on the… …   English dictionary

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