Have a crack at something

verb phrase

(Variations: go or rip or ripple or shot or whack may replace crack) To make an attempt at something; have atry: He said he wasn’t sure he could, but he’d have a crack at it (1836+)


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    verb phrase To indulge oneself freely and successfully;haveit entirelyone’s way;goallout: When the news gets out, the press will have a field day/ I’m afraid the bunnies have had a field day with the hyacinths [1827+; fr mid-1700s field day, ”a military review”]

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