to crack a joke

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - crack a joke

"to crack a joke"

to tell a joke;

to say something humorous


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - crack a joke

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I don't see Adam in class today.

Student 2:  Oh that's right. You missed class yesterday.

Student 1:  What happened?

Student 2:  Adam cracked a joke in the middle of the professor's lecture. The whole class was laughing and as a result Adam was expelled from class for three days.

Student 1:  So much for telling jokes in class.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - crack a joke

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Will Darcy be at the party tonight?

Friend 2:  I believe so. Why?

Friend 1:  He is a lot of fun. He is always cracking jokes.

Friend 2:  He does tell a good joke.

to crack a joke - Usage:


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to crack a joke - Gerund Form:

Cracking a joke in the middle of a serious business meeting is not a good idea.

to crack a joke - Examples:

1)  But one could always count on Vik to find a funny angle and crack a joke about almost everything.

2)  He looks like the kind of guy who might crack a joke at a joint press conference.

3)  Laughter is a well known, natural stress reducer. Watch a comedy, crack a joke, and increase those endorphin levels!

4)  I wait for one of them to crack a joke about snot or Justin Bieber because when you're in grade six, ...

5)  I was hoping to bump onto Conan O'Brien during the visit to his stage and crack a joke and see if he finds my joke funny.

6)  You're the type to crack a joke at just the right moment or toss a witty, lighthearted remark into ...

7)  He remembers Judge's wit and how he liked to crack a joke.

8)  What is challenging about stand-up comedy? When I crack a joke and the audience laughs out loud, that high is extremely gratifying.

9)  She doesn't laugh at your jokes. You crack a joke that should get even Chuck Norris bent over in laughter, ...

10)  Others showed up to crack a joke or two to distract me from the seriousness of this disease and what ...

11)  No teacher cracked a joke. They remained serious and business-like.

12)  He would stand there saying "That's not funny" every time I cracked a joke or did something stupid.

13)  Even at that fleeting moment of life, he cracked a joke at which they both laughed, it was reported.

14)  My ex-girlfriend was the first one to comment on it. She cracked a joke, which I thought was funny.

15)  I was hanging out with a friend last week when he cracked a joke. I laughed out loud.

16)  and have fun at the same time. Whether it's breaking the tension by cracking a joke or finding creative uses for building materials, ...

17)  A Red Bull driver cracking a joke or two is great and puts a smile on my face.

18)  That man just doesn't know when the appropriate time for cracking a joke is.

19)  ... so I guess she thought I was cracking a joke of some kind like I usually do when talking about touchy topics.

20)  There's nothing like cracking a joke to lighten the post-mayhem mood.