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!
See also: crack, first, have
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"Everyone wants to be in that starting line-up, you want to be out there having the first crack at it, but it's a squad effort.
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