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British pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ kɹˈak/
American pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ kɹˈæk/
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to offer a humorous or witty comment, often with the aim of ridiculing disrespecting someone or something

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to [make] a crack definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "make a crack" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "make a crack" is not specifically traceable to a particular source. The word "crack" has long been associated with the act of making jokes or clever remarks. The usage of "crack" in this sense can be traced back to the late 16th or early 17th century, where it originally referred to the sound of a sharp blow or a sudden noise.

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She always knows how to make a crack that lightens the mood during tense meetings.
John can't resist making a crack about the weather whenever it starts raining during our picnics.
When he's in a good mood, he'll make a crack about anything and everything, keeping us entertained all day.
Even in serious situations, he manages to make a crack to ease the tension.
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