have a fair crack of the whip


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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. • • • Main Entry: ↑crack a fair crack of the whip… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • whip — 1 noun 1 (C) a long thin piece of rope or leather with a handle used for making animals move or punishing people: crack a whip (=make a loud noise with a whip) 2 (C) a member of the US Congress or the British Parliament who is responsible for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fair — fair1 W2S1 [feə US fer] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reasonable and acceptable)¦ 2¦(treating everyone equally)¦ 3¦(quite large)¦ 4¦(hair/skin)¦ 5¦(according to the rules)¦ 6¦(level of ability)¦ 7¦(weather)¦ 8 have had more than your fair share of something 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crack — I [[t]kræ̱k[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦♦ cracks, cracking, cracked 1) V ERG If something hard cracks, or if you crack it, it becomes slightly damaged, with lines appearing on its surface. A gas main had cracked under my neighbour s garage and gas had… …   English dictionary