crack the door

crack the door (open)

To open a door slightly. It's so hot in here—can we at least crack the door open?
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crack the door (open)

 and crack the window (open)
to open the door or window a very small amount. I cracked open the door to peek out. Just crack the window a bit to let some air inside.
See also: crack, door
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But in 2015, Biado started to crack the door open, especially when he came within a few racks of winning the World 10-ball championship against Taiwan's Ko Pin Yi.
If someone's cousin's husband works there, that can crack the door open a little bit farther for you.
We haven't seen our guys crack the door open for a team like we did in a long time," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Conservatives' anger was piqued last summer when the denomination voted to crack the door open for gay clergy and include more gender-inclusive language when discussing the Trinity.
We will do our part to crack the door open a little more," Block said.
Players crack the door to get into the lineup all the time,'' manager Mike Scioscia said.