crack wise

crack wise

To make glib, facetious, and/or sardonic remarks. If you keep cracking wise, you're going to get in trouble.
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crack wise

make jokes. North American informal
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The characters on both sides crack wise all throughout the film.
Hillary Clinton can advocate policies in the Middle East that would--that have--resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents, and she is treated respectfully, even reverently, as are bloodlusting Republicans such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but don't you dare crack wise about sex.
It now seemed obvious that all these years when I'd kept people waiting and they had said, "It's OK," they were secretly looking forward to my funeral, where they could crack wise about my being the late Melissa Balmain.
If they tense up, or they avert their gaze or narrow their eyes, it isn't a good time to crack wise.
Some parents crack wise about putting money into the "couch fund" to pay for the inevitable therapy bills their kids will run up years later as they seek help to deal with the effects of their bad parenting.
Those who ask me to crack wise when I'm offstage or in my private life are like leads to salesmen or bonus points on credit cards: reflecting potential clients and loyal customers.
On Twitter, though, opinions were not so evenly divided, at least not among some comedians and media personalities who saw yesterday's ruling as an opportunity to crack wise.
Other people felt the same way, too--Notaro was inescapable in print, online and on the radio, dutifully giving updates on her health and continuing to crack wise about her travails.
Once again, the DreamWorks team demonstrates that humor is the primary weapon in its arsenal, relying on Black to crack wise throughout while doing their best to supply jokes that won't date the movie a decade down the road.
If it can be considered a Jewish tradition to crack wise at the moment of bleakest tragedy, then the obscure comic book character Funnyman fits right in; so argue Thomas Andrae and Mel Gordon in Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero (Feral House, July).
He was even reluctant to do what he does best on screen: crack wise.
Stand-up comics Steve Lind, Mike Bobbit, Dave Landau and Bob Phillips will crack wise with shows at 6 p.
It's easy to crack wise at those who really believe in the fake reality of professional wrestling.
Without wishing to boast, I would say that I can crack wise at an international level.