give someone a fair crack of the whip

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?


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  • 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

  • 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

  • Fair crack of the whip — (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair crack of the whip — Australian Slang (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   English dialects glossary

  • 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 — 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 — 1 adjective 1 REASONABLE AND ACCEPTABLE a situation, system, or way of treating people that is fair seems reasonable and acceptable: a fair wage for the job | Who said life was fair? | Everyone should have the right to a fair trial. | it is fair… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whip — whip1 [wıp] v past tense and past participle whipped present participle whipping [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wippen to swing ] 1.) [T] to hit someone or something with a whip ▪ He whipped the horse… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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