get a word in edgewise
- get a word in edgeways (British)
- (usually in the negative) To break into or participate in a conversation.
- Everyone was talking at once. I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
- Comparative form is possible but rare.
- Sometimes used with edgeways instead of edgewise.
- Often used in negative: not able to get a word in edgeways.
to break into a conversation