crack\ a\ smile

v. phr. informal
To let a smile show on one's face; permit a smile to appear.

Bob told the whole silly story without even cracking a smile.

Scrooge was a gloomy man, who never cracked a smile.

When we gave the shy little boy an ice cream cone, he finally cracked a smile.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • crack a smile — {v. phr.}, {informal} To let a smile show on one s face; permit a smile to appear. * /Bob told the whole silly story without even cracking a smile./ * /Scrooge was a gloomy man, who never cracked a smile./ * /When we gave the shy little boy an… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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