Reza Aslan on why cracking down on Israel and India is the only way to reach Ahmadinejad.
The Feds will tell you that cracking down on insider trades protects the rights of all investors.
The Communist Party of China gets a bad rap for cracking down on religion.
The FDA is cracking down after finding unsanitary conditions at airline caterers.
Mansfield Frazier on why jury nullification is back in the news—and why the feds are cracking down.
And the feds have in fact been cracking down on dispensaries that are legal under state law.
Bangladesh, once known as the “acid-attack capital of the world,” has been the most successful in cracking down on acid violence.
The shabiha were still there cracking down on demonstrators, he said.
The U.S. is cracking down on antibiotics fed to pigs and cows.
"And the Government's been cracking down on business everywhere it can," the bartender went on.
"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]