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edgewise

[ ej-wahyz ]
/ ˈɛdʒˌwaɪz /
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adverb

with the edge forward; in the direction of the edge.

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Idioms for edgewise

    get a word in edgewise, to succeed in entering a conversation or expressing one's opinion in spite of competition or opposition: There were so many people talking at once that I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Also edge·ways [ej-weyz]. /ˈɛdʒˌweɪz/.

Origin of edgewise

First recorded in 1560–70; edge + -wise
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Idioms and Phrases with edgewise

edgewise

see get a word in edgewise.

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