【明報專訊】Zak : You just can't believe a word people say, can you.
Freddie : What do you mean?
Zak : Well, do you remember the amateur band competition that was held last week?
Freddie : Yes, I went. I thought it was great.
Zak : Well the week before Doddy Gray told us that he had spoken to the organisers and thought we had a good chance of doing well if we entered.
Freddie : I didn't see your band in the programme. You're the Mellonomes, aren't you.
Zak : Yes. What happened was that we went to the organisers to apply but we didn't get a look-in. They said we weren't up to the standard required.
Freddie : How could they possibly know?
Zak : Search me. But the boys were really annoyed and we let Doddy Gray know what we thought of him afterwards.
Look-in 是俚語，指「（有）機會（參與、取勝等）」，常用於否定句。To get / have a look-in 是「有機會」，to give a look-in 是「給予機會」，例如：(1) My opponent was way too strong. I did not even get a look-in（對手太强，我完全沒有機會取勝）。(2) I was not given a look-in to prove myself（我得不到表現自己的機會）。
留意 search me 這裏不可解作「搜我身吧」。這片語 (phrase) 常用來說「我不知道」，例如："Why is she so worried?" "Search me."（「她為什麽這樣擔心？」「我怎麽知道。」）