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crack wise

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

make jokes. North American informal
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Other comics cracking wise tonight include Ross Noble at The Alexandra Theatre and Jimmy Carr at Warwick Arts Centre.
It'll come back as a Lexus," said Norm Maxwell, a forestry technician for the Bureau of Land Management's Eugene District, cracking wise before driving away with the car's remains.
AaAfter having spent almost a half-century cracking wise on politics, morality, religion, psychology, AoWurds, Werds, WordsAo and AostuffAo, in his final book for the first time George turns his uniquely interrogative eye on himself and offers a sustained look at his own extraordinary life.
Even though Timmy's now cracking wise in the commentary box instead of cracking up on Centre Court, the British public still love Wimbledon.
The hat is on, the whip is out, there are artefacts to be found and Indy is cracking wise.
Cohen has a sophisticated, celebratory take on lowdown living, but when he's not cracking wise, he's making you feel the hurt -- and does both, expertly, on the ambivalent marvel "You Can't Break My Heart the Way I Want You To.
When we were kids, it had to be the golden age of sportscasting--Bob Murphy, Ralph Kiner, and Lindsey Nelson shared the Mets TV and radio chores; Marry Glickman was calling Giants, then Jets, games; Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshire were the best football tandem around; Curt Gowdy seemed to be at every major event imaginable; Dandy Don Meredith was cracking wise (and funny) in the Monday Night Football booth .
In "Doonesbury," the news media's so-called "recount" of disputed presidential election ballots in Florida is depicted as a rollicking affair in which reporters shuffle through punch cards while cracking wise about chads.