Definition of look-in in English:



  • in singular, often with negative A chance to take part or succeed in something.

    ‘they didn't let the other side get a look-in in the final’
    • ‘They didn't let Dublin's forwards get a look-in in the last 15 minutes.’
    • ‘I still wonder how that could have happened, and only by the grace of someone dropping out last minute did I get a look-in.’
    • ‘In the raging commercialism of professional sport, morality hasn't had much of a look-in.’
    • ‘Poor old Eighties fashions hardly get a look-in.’
    • ‘He has 60 ‘loyal’ staff and buys from local bakers and farmers, who wouldn't get a look-in at the Tesco down the road.’
    • ‘There could be a jury ’, suggested another man - so at least public opinion would get some kind of a look-in.’
    • ‘Usually translators barely get a look-in but in this collection of nineteen stories set in Paris the translator has also done the selecting.’
    • ‘It also means that issues which don't fit into the Orange-Green template are given a low priority, if they get a look-in at all.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the other side doesn't get a look-in, because it's been tarred as untrustworthy.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that the two institutions spend most of their time advising, lending to and dictating to developing countries, the rest of the world does not get a look-in.’
    • ‘There are some really good movies that didn't even get a look-in, and many that will no doubt provoke surprise and comment.’
    • ‘Anybody who might stand up to him doesn't get a look-in.’
    • ‘‘Nobody else gets much of a look-in,’ said one official.’
    • ‘Organic and summer ranges are already on the cards and, thanks to a successful pilot project with peanut butter, the kids could soon get a look-in with their own special menu.’
    • ‘She thinks that without lights at those junctions motorists coming in on the smaller road would not get a look-in.’
    • ‘It's a fact that lenders typically offer great deals to entice new customers while those who've had a mortgage with them for years don't usually get a look-in when it comes to better rates.’
    • ‘However, these facts barely get a look-in in current debates, instead being subordinated to concerns over the environmental impact of fuel emissions and how we might fare if and when the fuel runs out.’
    • ‘Voters know there's no chance of The Greens policy getting a look-in in the current climate.’
    • ‘The problem is, of course, that there are some excellent writers in all these genres who can't get much of a look-in in today's new improved publishing world.’
    • ‘If there were a leadership challenge there is no way any of these three would get a look-in.’
    chance, lucky chance, good time, golden opportunity, time, occasion, moment, favourable moment, favourable occasion, favourable time, right set of circumstances, appropriate moment, appropriate occasion, appropriate time, suitable moment, suitable occasion, suitable time, opportune moment, opportune occasion, opportune time, opening, option, window, window of opportunity, slot, turn, go, run, clear run, field day
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