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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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The hat is on, the whip is out, there are artefacts to be found and Indy is cracking wise. But just five minutes and one nuclear bomb later, this isn't quite the Indy we remember.