make a crack

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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 goal: Though the tendency is to make cracks look like a haphazard assortment of lines, they should actually involve some sense of order.