have (the) first crack at (something)

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have (the) first crack at (something)

To have the first chance to do something. I let them have first crack at producing my film, but they weren't interested, so I took my script to another studio. I got to have the first crack at the new VR headset!
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paraguay get the dubious honour of having first crack at martino's men and look set to lean heavily on experience with 35-year-old centre-back paulo Da Silva likely to marshal the backline and veteran strikers Nelson Valdez and roque Santa Cruz set to feature in attack.
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Every one of my players are full-time professionals who are honoured at having first crack at the Lions," said coach Chaka Willemse.
DANNY SCULTHORPE will ease his Grand Final heartache on Tuesday night - by having first crack at the formidable Australians.