a fair crack of the whip

noun phrase

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

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“A fair crack of the whip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20fair%20crack%20of%20the%20whip. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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