fair crack of the whip


fair crack of the whip
To crack the whip — взмахнуть хлыстом, подстегнуть плетью. To give someone a fair crack of the whip — дать кому-либо справедливую, долгожданную возможность раскрыть, выразить себя в чём-либо, в каком-либо деле, работе. Во времена извозчиков и конных повозок тот, кто держал плеть, тот и погонял и, следовательно, являлся главным и ответственным лицом.

John is a very capable manager, but he has never been given any opportunity to show how good he is. He ought to be given a fair crack of the whip. — Джон — очень способный руководитель, но у него никогда не было возможности проявить свой талант. Ему нужно дать возможность «взмахнуть хлыстом».


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • fair crack of the whip — A fair opportunity • • • Main Entry: ↑crack fair crack of the whip A reasonable or fair chance given to one to do something properly • • • Main Entry: ↑whip * * * fair crack of the whip see ↑crack, 2 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair crack of the whip — (UK) If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fair crack of the whip — (UK)    If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Fair crack of the whip —   (UK)   If everybody has a fair crack of the whip, they all have equal opportunities to do something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Fair crack of the whip — (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fair crack of the whip — Australian Slang (give smb.) a fair go; is said when someone has done or said something wrong or not correct, or going to (to let them know); appeal for fairness …   English dialects glossary

  • fair crack of the whip! — Australian English Fair go! …   English dialects glossary

  • fair crack of the whip, a —  A fair deal …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • a fair crack of the whip — Brit informal ◇ If you are given a fair crack of the whip, you are given the same chance as other people to do something. They might have succeeded if they d been given a fair crack of the whip. • • • Main Entry: ↑crack a fair crack of the whip… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a fair crack of the whip — get/have a fair crack of the whip give (someone) a fair crack of the whip to give someone an opportunity to do something. We ll take turns to host the conference. That way we ll all get a fair crack of the whip …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a fair crack of the whip — get/have a fair crack of the whip give (someone) a fair crack of the whip to give someone an opportunity to do something. We ll take turns to host the conference. That way we ll all get a fair crack of the whip …   New idioms dictionary