not able to get a word in edgeways

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not able to get a word in edgeways

To be unable to speak or make one's opinion known due to one or more people dominating the conversation. The third-tier candidate wasn't able to get a word in edgeways at the debate. I'm never able to get a word in edgeways when Mary comes to the book club—she just never stops talking.
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