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get a look in

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..."

Quick Quiz:

The university was supposed to be open to everyone, but you wouldn't get a look in unless you
  1. went to a famous high school
  2. went to a normal high school
  3. hadn't been to high school

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