have a crack at something
have a crack at (something)
To attempt (to do) something; to take a turn trying (to do) something. Well, I haven't fixed a motor in nearly 10 years, but I'll certainly have a crack at it. You had your chance trying to break the piñata, now let your sister have a crack at it.
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have a crack at somethingBRITISH, AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL or
take a crack at somethingAMERICAN, INFORMAL
COMMON If you have a crack at something difficult or challenging, you try to do it. I've decided now to have a crack at the world cross country race. Have you ever thought you might like to have a crack at Hollywood? He says if he had a chance he'd like to take a crack at writing the screenplay.
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have a ˈcrack at (doing) something,
get a ˈcrack at (doing) something(informal) make an attempt at doing something: Why not let me have a crack at fixing the kettle? ♢ When will we get a crack at the championship?
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have a crack at somethingverb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- a crack at (someone or something)
- a whack at (something)
- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a thing of the past
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- a ghost at the feast
- all right
- (you) wanna make something of it?