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Synonyms for edgeways

as if by an edge


with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge


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It's not supposed to be a one-man show and senators are hoping to get a word in edgewise at the next hearing on the controversial antidengue vaccine after blue ribbon committee chair Sen.
It's hard to get a word in edgewise in this news climate, dominated as it is with the Senate Scandal and the ruling Conservative malfeasance, the RCMP investigations of Duffy and Wright and now the PMO, and, of course, the clown car that is the Ford Nation in Toronto.
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) We can all heave a sigh of relief now that the extremely annoying Melissa has left the show, and maybe one of the other contestants will be able to get a word in edgewise. Tonight the teams have to choose a designer to back, before selling their line at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Hearing patients say "It really bothered me that I couldn't get a word in edgewise" may prompt practitioners to improve their listening skills.
The two women were so passionate about debating their ideologies that the producer of the show considered "killing their mikes," because O'Brien couldn't get a word in edgewise. The mikes stayed on because the heated exchange not only made for great television, it illuminated--in a smart, lively way--important political issues.