give (one) a fair crack of the whip

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give (one) a fair crack of the whip

To allow someone a reasonable opportunity to do something. Yes, I was fired, but I really don't think the manager gave me a fair crack of the whip—I only worked there for a week!
See also: crack, fair, give, of, whip
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My advice would be to work out who the good ones are, the ones who are going to give you a fair crack of the whip, and go from there.