crack the door (open)

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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.
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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 for Perry.
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.
We cracked the door open for them a little bit, and Kelvim had to work out of some jams.