take the first crack at (something)

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take the first crack at (something)

To have the first chance to do something. If they don't take the first crack at producing my film, I'll just bring my script to another studio.
See also: crack, first, take
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He tapped in just before half-time after Ian Bettison had taken the first crack at Tim Butcher's inviting cross, flicked home the second when Richard Warwick's fierce shot was blocked and added No.3 with a rasping connection to Martin Sykes' centre.