Idiom of the day : (25 sep 2017)


Get a look in:

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Meaning:
 If you get a look in, you get a fair chance to do something.

For example:

  • When Roger was playing at his best, no-one else taking part in a tournament would get a look in. He’d win every time.
  • With so many graduates from top universities trying to get the job, someone like me wouldn’t get a look in.

Note: Usually used in the negative, as in “I didn’t get a look in…”