have a crack

Have a crack
If you have a crack at something, you try to do it. If someone is attempting to do something and they are unsuccessful, you might say, "Let me have a crack at it" suggesting that you might be successful at performing the task. ('Take a crack' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • have a crack at — verb To attempt (something); to try to do (something). Let me have a crack at it. Syn: give it a go, take a crack at, take a stab at …   Wiktionary

  • Have a crack — to give something a try …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have a crack — Australian Slang to give something a try …   English dialects glossary

  • have a crack at (something) — have/take a crack at (something) to try to do something although you are not certain that you will succeed. He didn t win the tennis championships, but he plans to have another crack at it next year …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a crack at something — Go to take a crack at something …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Crack house — is a term mainly used in the United States used to describe an old, often abandoned or burnt out building often in an inner city neighborhood where drug dealers and drug users buy, sell, produce, and use illegal drugs, including, but not limited… …   Wikipedia

  • have (the) first crack at (something) — to have the first chance to try to do something. If you want to sell your share of the business, our company would have first crack at buying it. Usage notes: sometimes used in the forms get a crack at something or have a crack at something have… …   New idioms dictionary

  • crack — 1 verb 1 BREAK (I, T) to break or make something break so that it gets one or more lines on its surface: Don t put that delicate china in the dishwasher it may crack. | She fell off her bike and cracked a bone in her leg. 2 LOUD SOUND (I, T) to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crack — crack1 S3 [kræk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break)¦ 2¦(sound)¦ 3¦(hit)¦ 4¦(not be able to continue)¦ 5¦(voice)¦ 6¦(solve/understand)¦ 7¦(stop somebody)¦ 8¦(open a safe)¦ 9¦(computer)¦ 10 crack it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crack — crack1 [ kræk ] verb ** ▸ 1 break so line appears ▸ 2 break something open ▸ 3 make short loud noise ▸ 4 hit part of body hard ▸ 5 solve problem/mystery ▸ 6 lose control of yourself ▸ 7 when voice shakes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to damage… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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