get a look in
Meaning: If you get a look in, you get a fair chance to do something.
- 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.
The university was supposed to be open to everyone, but you wouldn't get a look in unless you