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get/have a look-in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget/have a look-inget/have a look-in[usually in negatives] British English informalCHANCE/OPPORTUNITY to have a chance to take part in or succeed in something Arsenal barely got a look-in (=were very unsuccessful) during the second half of the match. look-in
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get/have a look-inWhen it comes to the 3,000 metres steeplechase, no other country gets a look-in.Powys & Jones have real promise but can't get a look-in.Torque-steer wouldn't get a look-in.
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