Have a crack at something

Have a crack at something

Have a crack at something. This is a way of showing your enthusiasm to try to do something but making it clear that you don’t think you will be successfull.


  • an attempt to do something
  • usaully meaning that you don’t think you will be successful
  • can be used with ‘crack’, ‘go’, ‘stab’ or ‘whack’
  • can also be used with take
    • I’ve never ice skated before, but I took a crack at it this weekend and I rather enjoyed it.
    • Dad would like to have a go at it if you don’t mind.
    • Look, I know this isn’t your job, but would you mind taking a stab at it?
    • Can you have a whack at the new TV, please? I can’t figure anything out.

Expression Session

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Expression Session: be worth it
Expression Session: drop the ball

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