cracking

[[t]kræ̱kɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You use cracking to describe something you think is very good or exciting. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

It's a cracking novel...

The way Liverpool play, and the way we play, I think it will be a cracking game.

Syn:
great, brilliant
2) PHRASE: get inflects If you tell someone to get cracking, you are telling them to start doing something immediately. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

Mark, you'd better get cracking, the sooner the better...

Vouchers must be redeemed before September 14th so you'd better get cracking to cash in.

3) PHRASE: PHR after v (emphasis) If you say that someone or something is moving at a cracking pace, you mean that they are moving very quickly. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

She set off at a cracking pace to Mr Ramzan's Superstore...

The film belts along at a cracking pace.


English dictionary. 2008.

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