Edgewise meaning

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With the edge foremost.
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On, by, with, or toward the edge.
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With the edge foremost; on, by, with, or toward the edge.
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As if by an edge.

Once his boss got started, Jim just couldn't get a word in edgewise.

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get a word in edgewise
  • to manage to say something in a conversation being monopolized by another or others
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Origin of edgewise

  • edge +‎ -wise

    From Wiktionary