get\ a\ word\ in

get\ a\ word\ in
• 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 the word — See: GET THE MESSAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the word — See: GET THE MESSAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ the\ word — • get the message • get the word v. phr. slang To understand clearly what is meant. The principal talked to the students about being on time, and most of them got the message. Mary hinted to her boyfriend that she wanted to break up, but he didn… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a word in — find a chance to say something when others are talking The customer couldn t get a word in while talking to the salesman so he decided to go to another company …   Idioms and examples

  • get\ a\ word\ in\ edgeways — • 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

  • get\ a\ word\ in\ edgewise — • 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

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

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