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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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