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crack wise

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

make jokes. North American informal
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During a hectic day of getting the week's SNL into shape, Fey cracked wise about TV news and her favorite preparations for going on the air.
Munch originated on "Homicide: Life on the Street" and then became a regular on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." He's also cracked wise in segs of UPN's "The Beat," "Law & Order" even Fox's "The X-Files," meaning Munch was on three networks.
"To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty," he said in his opening statement, "my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve." On the issue of subjecting simply cracked wise: "Are we supposed to read them their Miranda rights, hire a flamboyant defense lawyer, bring them back to the United States to create a new cable network of Osama TV?" Fully aware of the same opinion polls bolstering Ashcroft, Leahy and the rest of the committee wilted.
When he cracked wise about Napster taking over the world, you could have heard a pin drop.