a fair crack at (something)

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a fair crack at (something)

A reasonable opportunity to try one's ability at a task. I wish they would let me have a fair crack at scoring a goal next game. Yes, I was fired, but I really don't think the manager gave me a fair crack at the job—I only worked there for a week! Julie's not asking for special treatment, just give her a fair crack at the tryouts.
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