the first crack at (something)

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the first crack at (something)

The first chance to do something. I let them have the first crack at producing my film, but they weren't interested, so I took my script to another studio.
See also: crack, first

*first crack at something

Fig. the first opportunity at doing, fixing, or having something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take ~; want ~.) I'll take the first crack at it, and if I can't do it, you can try.
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Theresa's College (2 p.m.) get the first crack at satellite voter registration in their schools on Thursday.
San Beda gets the first crack at NU as the Red Spikers tangle with the Lady Bulldogs, who swept the Far Eastern U Lady Tams to clinch the inaugural PVL crown last year, in the 4 p.m.
"I know Cricket Australia said at my announcement they'd wait until later in the year before they name the captain, but Michael's done everything right and deserves the first crack at it," Ponting added.
Partnership advantages, he said, "are you get to know your customer better, partnerships tend to be local, and you have the first crack at new and replacement business."
In other games, Jose Rizal U gets the first crack at Lyceum's improved roster at 2 p.m., while St.
1 for the Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippine Davis Cup team even as Ruben Gonzales takes the first crack at Chinese Taipei starting today.