with the edge foremost; on, by, with, or toward the edge
also Chiefly Brit.edge′ways·
get a word in edgewise
to manage to say something in a conversation being monopolized by another or others
- With the edge foremost.
- On, by, with, or toward the edge.
(comparative more edgewise, superlative most edgewise)
- As if by an edge.
- Once his boss got started, Jim just couldn't get a word in edgewise.
edge + -wise