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a crick in (one's) back

A sudden pain or stiffness in one's back, as from a cramp or spasm. Dad got a crick is his back while trying to move that big box. No, I'm not going to the gym today, I've got a crick in my back for some reason. You must have slept in a funny position if you woke up with a crick in your back.
See also: back, crick

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. After having to keep my head still for so long, I started to get a crick in my neck. You must have slept in a funny position if you woke up with a crick in your neck.
See also: crick, neck
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crick in one's back

a twisted or cramped place in the back that causes pain. I can't move! I've got a crick in my back! I had a crick in my back all night and I couldn't sleep.
See also: back, crick

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.
See also: crick, neck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Something else that's exciting is there will be quite a few cars that raced on that track on display," Crick said.
Prof Crick is a graduate and PhD alumnus of the University of Bath, and has served in a number of highprofile advisory positions in Wales and across the UK.
The fund will include contributions from AstraZeneca, Cancer Research UK, as well as money from an existing Medical Research Council translational research award to the Crick. The research fund will be used to support Crick researchers in projects at an early 'pre-competitive' stage of development.
A man from the crowd told Mr Crick to "be quiet" adding the Mr Johnson was "trying to talk".
Mr Watkinson looked up beforewalking out of the school art block, laughing and saying: "I don't know what you're talking about!" "Why are you walking out then?" shouted Mr Crick.
Andrew Pisker, chairman of Cancer Research UK's double helix art installation said: "We're really excited to be launching our DNA inspired London art trail celebrating Francis Crick's incredible scientific achievement and bringing it to life on the streets of London this summer".
As he left the venue, he was asked by Crick why a picture in Ukip's conference brochure did not contain a single black person.
Watson copied down all Franklin's data before returning to Cambridge and sharing the stolen information with Crick.
The seven-page handwritten letter from Francis Crick in Cambridge, England, to Michael Crick at his boarding school concludes, "Read this carefully so that you will understand it.
The letter also features a diagram of the helix structure of DNA, which Crick describes as "very beautiful."
London, United Kingdom, February 27, 2013 --( Sixty years ago, Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin solved a mystery that had been puzzling scientists for decades when they determined the structure of the double helix in DNA which has led to countless scientific advances ever since.
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This new book by Nathan Crick explores the integral relationship between philosophical pragmatism and rhetoric.