not get a word in edgeways

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. 2012.

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  • (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

  • 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

  • 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 be able to get a word in edgeways — verb To be unable to say a single word because of someone elses talkativeness …   Wiktionary

  • edgeways — UK [ˈedʒweɪz] / US [ˈedʒˌweɪz] or edgewise UK [ˈedʒwaɪz] / US [ˈedʒˌwaɪz] adverb sideways Pack the plates edgeways with plenty of paper between them. • not get a word in edgeways …   English 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

  • edgeways — [[t]e̱ʤweɪz[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects (disapproval) (The spelling edgewise [[t]e̱ʤwaɪz[/t]] is also used, especially in American English.) If you say that you cannot get a word in edgeways, you are complaining that you do not have the opportunity… …   English dictionary

  • edgeways — edge|ways [ edʒ,weız ] or edge|wise [ edʒ,waız ] adverb sideways: Pack the plates edgeways with plenty of paper between them. not get a word in edgeways to not manage to say something because another person is talking a lot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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