not have a look in

not have a look in

To not have the opportunity to do something or to reveal one's skill in some area. Primarily heard in UK. I had really wanted to meet my favorite singer while he was at the convention, but there were so many people around him that I couldn't have a look in. Jim always takes control of a project, and the rest of us end up not having a look in.
See also: have, look, not
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