to have a chance/find time to do something (+ inf.); to be likely
"Metlika, mesto ob meji, ima burno in zanimivo zgodovino. Nikoli ni bila bogato mesto, ker ni utegnila obogateti. Pritiskali so jo sovražni vpadi, vojne, požari, bolezni in davki, ki so jih nalagali vsi mogo�?i oblastniki." – the Metlika Municipality website
"Metlika, a border town, has a stormy and interesting history. It was never rich, because it never had the chance to get rich. It suffered the pressures of enemy raids, wars, fires, illnesses, and taxes levied by all sorts of rulers."