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a fair crack of the whip

Definition of a fair crack of the whip

British informal

  1. :  the same chance as other people to do something. <They might have succeeded if they'd been given a fair crack of the whip.>



Word by Word Definitions

fairplay
  1. :  pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality

    :  superficially pleasing :  specious

    :  clean, pure

  1. :  beauty, fairness

    :  something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

    :  woman

  1. :  in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules :  in a fair manner

    :  fairly

  1. :  clear

    :  to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. :  a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

    :  a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

    :  an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

crackplay
  1. :  to make a very sharp explosive sound

    :  to break, split, or snap apart

    :  fail: as

  1. :  a loud roll or peal

    :  a sudden sharp noise

    :  a sharp witty remark :  quip

  1. :  of superior excellence or ability

whipplay
  1. :  to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully

    :  to strike with a slender lithe implement (as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment

    :  spank

  1. :  an instrument consisting usually of a handle and lash forming a flexible rod that is used for whipping

    :  a stroke or cut with or as if with a whip

    :  a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients


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