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make a crack

To say something particularly sarcastic, ironic, insolent, or snide. I've had enough of you two making cracks from the back of class. Go to the principal's office, now! Someone in the audience made a crack about his weight, and the whole place went deathly quiet.
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make a crack

Utter an impudent, sarcastic, or ironic remark, as in She's constantly making cracks about the store's management. The noun crack here alludes to a hunter's shot at game. [Slang; late 1800s]
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The surface of a wall on which he has made cracks and scrapes, as if declaring war, firmly grasps and captures inner-space like an enormous drawing in which emotions and cerebral thinking are prevalent.
During the show, Perry also made cracks about the failed Fyre music festival and her fake social media baby named Bella sponsored by Fit Tea who has millions of Instagram followers, Perry saying babies are "really having a moment right now."
The newly made cracks and existing faults and fissures also can allow this contaminated water to escape into aquifers.
MORE than a few of us have made cracks about Big Brother, zombies and intelligent life, but someone has now taken jokes about the reality series and turned it into one of the best horrors on TV.
Postings on message boards made cracks about Branum's weight (about 400 pounds - one reason she says didn't realize sooner she was pregnant).
Shoppers and staff have traditionally parked on the pavement, but the council said this was illegal, caused a hazard for pedestrians and had made cracks in the pavement.
He made cracks about how some women can be aggravating, but he made at least as many about how some men can be aggravating.
Remember the furore involving Blake and Bobby Gould back in 1997 when Gould allegedly made cracks about the colour of Blake's training bib ahead of one pre-match session?