get the first crack at (something)

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get the first crack at (something)

To have the first chance to do something. They'll get the first crack at producing my film, and if they aren't interested, I'll just take my script to another studio.
See also: crack, first, get
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Getting the first crack at Brownlee will be Akeem Wright, the high-scoring Columbian import who has yet to notch a W for the Dyip in three games.
"The way the ticketing policy has been put together has been spot-on, with those who go to games the most getting the first crack at purchasing tickets."
"The way the ticketing policy has been put together has been spot on with those who go to games the most getting the first crack at purchasing tickets."
If you're out early, you stand a chance at getting the first crack at floating structure, whether that might be weeds, pallets, logs or flotsam, and you can get your hours of dolphin hunting by midday, when things heat up and the dolphin bite usually dies down a bit.
If we play our cards right, the early season could pay off much better than even the rut, simply because we're getting the first crack at these big boys.
What gives with these adults writing in and whining about kids getting the first crack at the ducks before the regular season?
"I look forward to getting the first crack at things occasionally," he said.