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

  • (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

  • get a fair crack of the whip — get/have a fair crack of the whip give (someone) a fair crack of the whip to give someone an opportunity to do something. We ll take turns to host the conference. That way we ll all get a fair crack of the whip …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a fair crack of the whip — get/have a fair crack of the whip give (someone) a fair crack of the whip to give someone an opportunity to do something. We ll take turns to host the conference. That way we ll all get a fair crack of the whip …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone a fair crack of the whip — give (someone) a fair crack of the whip British & Australian, informal to give someone an opportunity to do something. Will you make sure all the speakers are given a fair crack of the whip in the debate? …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a fair crack of the whip — give (someone) a fair crack of the whip British & Australian, informal to give someone an opportunity to do something. Will you make sure all the speakers are given a fair crack of the whip in the debate? …   New idioms dictionary

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