a fair crack of the whip

a fair crack of the whip

BRITISH
If you get a fair crack of the whip, you get the chance to prove how good you are at something. All I wanted was to be given a chance to prove myself and I felt I didn't get a fair crack of the whip. None of them is expecting any favours, just a fair crack of the whip. The manager gives everyone a fair crack of the whip to earn a place in the team.
See also: crack, fair, of, whip

a fair crack of the whip

fair treatment; a chance to participate or compete on equal terms. British informal
1989 T. M. Albert Tales of the Ulster Detective You might think that the police concocted the circumstances to deny these men a fair crack of the whip.
See also: crack, fair, of, whip

a fair crack of the ˈwhip

(British English, informal) a fair or reasonable opportunity to do something or to show that you can do something: I don’t think he was really given a fair crack of the whip. He only had five minutes to present his suggestions.We all got a fair crack of the whip. We can’t complain.
See also: crack, fair, of, whip