not get/have a look-in(redirected from not get a look-in)
not get 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 get a look in. Jim always takes control of a project, and the rest of us end up not getting a look in.