crack the door (open)

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crack the door (open)

To open a door slightly. It's so hot in here—can we at least crack the door open?
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crack the door (open)

 and crack the window (open)
to open the door or window a very small amount. I cracked open the door to peek out. Just crack the window a bit to let some air inside.
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MANY OF the promises that formed part of this government's renewed push for reform were adjustments, rather than structural alterations: cracking the door a little further open to foreign investment and somewhat rationalising distorted markets.
Boston also lost, cracking the door open in the wild-card race, but the Angels remain 4 1/2 games behind the Red Sox with 18 to play.
A heavy wind can catch a storm door and whip it open like a sail, tearing out the closer mounting bracket and cracking the door frame.
Boston also lost, cracking the door open in the wild-card race, but the Angels remained 4 1/2 games behind the Red Sox with just 18 to play.
We've been cracking the door open a little too much with our pitch location,'' said manager Mike Scioscia, in a gentle understatement.