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a crick in (one's) back
A sudden pain or stiffness in one's back, as from a cramp or spasm. Dad got a crick is his back while trying to move that big box.
a crick in (one's) neck
A sudden pain or stiffness in one's neck, as from a cramp or spasm. I got a crick in my neck when I whipped my head around to see what was running through our yard.
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crick in one's back
a twisted or cramped place in the back that causes pain. I can't move! I've got a crick in my back! I had a crick in my back all night and I couldn't sleep.
crick in one's neck
Fig. a twisted place or a cramp in the neck that causes pain. I got a crick in my neck from sleeping in a draft. When I read on the plane, I get a crick in my neck.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.