a fair crack of the whip


a fair crack of the whip
a fair crack of the whip
Brit informal
◇ If you are given a fair crack of the whip, you are given the same chance as other people to do something.

They might have succeeded if they'd been given a fair crack of the whip.

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Main Entry:crack
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a fair crack of the whip — see crack, 2
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Main Entry:whip

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  • fair crack of the whip — A fair opportunity • • • Main Entry: ↑crack fair crack of the whip A reasonable or fair chance given to one to do something properly • • • Main Entry: ↑whip * * * fair crack of the whip see ↑crack, 2 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair crack of the whip — (UK) If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fair crack of the whip — (UK)    If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Fair crack of the whip —   (UK)   If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Fair crack of the whip — (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair crack of the whip — Australian Slang (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   English dialects glossary

  • fair crack of the whip! — Australian English Fair go! …   English dialects glossary

  • fair crack of the whip, a —  A fair deal …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (a) fair crack of the whip — a fair crack of the ˈwhip idiom (BrE, informal) a reasonable opportunity to show that you can do sth • I felt we weren t given a fair crack of the whip. Main entry: ↑fairidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) (fair) crack of the whip — a (fair) crack of the whip british informal phrase an opportunity to do something or to succeed at something Thesaurus: opportunitiessynonym Main entry: crack …   Useful english dictionary