One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A chance to try or participate in something.‘individuals who feel that they have not had a fair crack of the whip’
- ‘My concern is that there is a pot of money at the National Assembly and the south is getting a fair crack of the whip.’
- ‘To give people in the town a fair crack of the whip, tickets will not be sold over the phone.’
- ‘I want to give myself a fair hearing and as long as I get a fair crack of the whip, that's all I can hope for.’
- ‘Men are not getting a fair crack of the whip, and I'm prepared to say so in court.’
- ‘We want to be sure families having such a rough start do get a sure start and get a fair crack of the whip,’ said Mr Logan.’
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