American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short visit.
- n. A quick glance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hasty look or glance; a short stay.
- n. A chance of success.
- n. idiomatic A quick glance.
- n. idiomatic A brief visit.
- n. idiomatic, UK A chance to participate, compete, or succeed.
- n. American football A quick short pass to a receiver running diagonally toward the center of the field.
“Andrew MuellerIn among the tawdry affairs and secret service murders, the actual news programme that everyone's been working on hasn't really had much of a look-in.”
“When it comes to discussions of the game's greats — and even of just its modern greats — batting all-rounder Mr. Kallis rarely gets a look-in, and almost never did until recently.”
“He describes how hard it is for an author to get published these days - authors who have already published several books can't even get a look-in with their new work, or if an editor likes a title, it will not getapproved bythe sales and marketing departments.”
“Tomatoes and Japanese knotweed get a look-in now and again.”
“The truth, of course, is that the people have not had a look-in: it has been endorsed only by the parties that drew it up.”
“Other good candidates don't have a heavyweight patron, so don't get a look-in.”
“He stopped to take a look-in at uninhabited Rose island with an eye to colonizing and planting cocoanuts.”
“Political exploitation, soul-destroying toil and unsanitary degradation never get a look-in.”
“The real-life effects of a virtual Facebook relationship get a look-in.”
“Does this suggest there were clear frontrunners in the Stirling race, or that a big name counts for more and smaller practices don't get a look-in?”
Looking for tweets for look-in.