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crack open a/the bottle

To open a bottle (of alcohol) with the intention of drinking. We all cracked open a couple bottles to celebrate the end of the semester. I like to crack open a bottle or two when I get home from work.
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crack open a bottle

tv. to open a bottle of liquor. (Also with the.) He cracked the bottle open and poured a little for everyone to try.
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I would hazard a guess it was on hearing of the death of the Queen Mother, when he no doubt cracked open the bottle of champagne that his mother was keeping for a similar celebration.
Publicans Barry and Jackie English cracked open the bottle on Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of their arrival at the pub.
Others just cracked open the bottles and swigged the lager there and then.