a crick in (one's) neck

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a crick in (one's) neck

A sudden pain or stiffness in one's neck, as from a cramp or spasm. I got a crick in my neck when I whipped my head around to see what was running through our yard.
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crick in one's neck

Fig. a twisted place or a cramp in the neck that causes pain. I got a crick in my neck from sleeping in a draft. When I read on the plane, I get a crick in my neck.
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The scope includes a 45-degree eyepiece for easy viewing that won't put a crick in your neck.
On this walk, you also might get a crick in your neck from trying to take in the various geologic eminences high overhead: Royal Arches, Washington Column, Glacier Point, North Dome, Half Dome and Mount Watkins (which appears to be a bookend to Half Dome on the other side of the valley).
You can only look over your shoulder for so long before you get a crick in your neck.