give a fair crack of the whip

give somebody a fair crack of the whip

  (British & Australian informal)
to give someone an opportunity to do something Will you make sure all the speakers are given a fair crack of the whip in the debate?
See also: crack, fair, give, of, whip
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RIO FERDINAND is urging referees to give a fair crack of the whip to Wayne Rooney after claiming he has received "harsh" treatment from officials this season.