In a number of interviews over the years, Kelly admitted to Spoto that royalty was not all that it was cracked up to be.
So we got an actual object to simulate the activity and it cracked up everybody in the room.
Working with him, too, he cracked up a couple of times with what I was doing in the scene-work.
"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).
Said; praised •Most often in the negative: This beer ain't all it's cracked up to be
[1836+; fr 1300s sense of crack, ''boast, brag'']
[all senses are ultimately echoic; narcotics sense fr the sound of breaking crystals or the cracking sound the crystals make when smoked]