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edge in

To insert, work, or force something or oneself into a narrow margin of available time or space. I usually go unnoticed at the board meetings, but I managed to edge in a few suggestions before the time was up. The party was packed, and I didn't really know anyone, so I edged in and took a place by the corner.
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edge in

Work into a limited space or time; move gradually or hesitantly; insert. For example, The train was crowded but I managed to edge in, or Everyone was talking at once and he barely managed to edge in a word. [Mid-1600s] Also see get a word in edgewise.
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