“It's very kind of you,” interrupted Mrs. Rossmore, glad of the opportunity to get a word in edgeways.
Say, fellows, why won't some of you let me get a word in edgeways?
It was some minutes before their nerves were restored, and I had time to get a few words in edgeways between their greetings.
But you know I said just now that some leaves were not flat, but set upright, edgeways.
At last, edgeways, I reached a pale and melancholy ticket-collector, and asked him where I should find the address mentioned.
She poked the truth at them edgeways, the truth that is, as she saw it.
Some of the little farms on the hillside opposite Heidelberg were stood up "edgeways."
I never can get a word in edgeways when I'm with you,' she returned.
As soon as I could get a word in edgeways I begged them to be quiet, but Selina was excited and disowned us all.
You never could get a word in edgeways when Livingstone was in the room, anyhow.
also edge-ways, 1560s, from edge (n.) + way. First attested form of the word is edgewaie; the adverbial genitive -s appears by 1640s. Edgewise (1715) appears to be a variant, based on otherwise, etc. See edge (v.).
As if it were possible for any of us to slide in a word edgewise! [Mary Mitford, "Our Village," 1824].To edge in a word in this sense is from 1680s.