I cracked the door open
just enough to peek out and kindly say that I was busy.
Broadway has not been particularly welcoming to hip hop, although Miranda and Blankenbuehler, along with Hamilton's director, Thomas Kail, cracked the door open
in 2008 with their Tony-winning In the Heights.
And while Perry's flub-free performance alone may not save his campaign, aides to the governor hope that a much-discussed exchange with Mitt Romney - in which Romney offered Perry a $10,000 bet that his position on health care in his book hadn't changed from one edition to the next, and Perry declined - has cracked the door open
But prohibitionists cracked the door open
by promising to keep whiskey available by prescription.
When we stopped and cracked the door open
, wild sounds pushed inside like street noise at a stoplight.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) cracked the door open
for the ordination of gay men and women at its annual General Assembly meeting (the 217th) last June with an "authoritative interpretation" that allows local ordaining bodies some leeway.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act cracked the door open
and permitted banks to get into insurance specifically along with some other things.