We will pull back the onion and explore every crack and crevice.
Even if that truth involves flying brains, the crack of bones, and the sucking sound of meat pulled from meat.
HSBC's complicity in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels shows just how difficult it is to crack down on criminal cash.
By then, pretentiously revolutionary political names had descended to the world of crack.
Plus, read Matthew Yglesias's take on the politically scandalous ways Democrats need to crack down on the budget.
“I see you are keeping watch through a crack in the door,” he said.
He opened the door an inch and I could see a chain between the crack.
It ain't any crib we're wantin' to crack, or nothin' like that.
Now I have a great part of a mind to crack thy pate for thee.
Set one minute in a hot oven but not long enough to cause the fence to crack.
"split, opening," 14c., from crack (v.). Meaning "try, attempt" first attested 1836, probably a hunting metaphor, from slang sense of "fire a gun." Meaning "rock cocaine" is first attested 1985. The superstition that it is bad luck to step on sidewalk cracks has been traced to c.1890. Adjectival meaning in "top-notch, superior" is slang from 1793 (e.g. a crack shot).
[all senses are ultimately echoic; narcotics sense fr the sound of breaking crystals or the cracking sound the crystals make when smoked]