have a crack at something

have a crack at (something)

To attempt (to do) something; to take a turn trying (to do) something. Well, I haven't fixed a motor in nearly ten years, but I'll certainly have a crack at it. You had your chance trying to break the piñata, now let your sister have a crack at it.
See also: crack, have

have a crack at something

BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL or

take a crack at something

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
COMMON If you have a crack at something difficult or challenging, you try to do it. I've decided now to have a crack at the world cross country race. Have you ever thought you might like to have a crack at Hollywood? He says if he had a chance he'd like to take a crack at writing the screenplay.
See also: crack, have, something

have a ˈcrack at (doing) something

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get a ˈcrack at (doing) something

(informal) make an attempt at doing something: Why not let me have a crack at fixing the kettle?When will we get a crack at the championship?
See also: crack, have, something

have a crack at something

verb
See also: crack, have, something