get a word in edgeways | edgewise
Meaning: If you can't get a word in edgeways, you can't say anything because someone else is talking so much.
- Cindy got so excited when she was talking that nobody else could get a word in edgeways.
- I'd go to the meetings more often if I could get a word in edgeways.
Sam couldn't get a word in edgeways because Cindy was
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Contributor: Matt Errey