Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short visit.
  • noun A quick glance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hasty look or glance; a short stay.
  • noun A chance of success.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic A quick glance.
  • noun idiomatic A brief visit.
  • noun idiomatic, UK A chance to participate, compete, or succeed.
  • noun American football A quick short pass to a receiver running diagonally toward the center of the field.

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Examples

  • Other good candidates don't have a heavyweight patron, so don't get a look-in.

    Gordon Brown and the IMF: An unfair race | Editorial

  • He stopped to take a look-in at uninhabited Rose island with an eye to colonizing and planting cocoanuts.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • 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.

    Publishing

  • 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.

    The Coalition and the Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor – review

  • 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.

    April 2009

  • 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.

    Trends in book publishing

  • 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.

    South African Deserves Some Love

  • 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.

    TV highlights 23/08/2011: Falling Skies | Harry's Arctic Heroes | The Hour | Nurse Jackie | Random | Wilfred

  • 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.

    Trends in book publishing

  • Tomatoes and Japanese knotweed get a look-in now and again.

    Science

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