- adj. phr. informalFavorably described or presented; praised. - Usually used in the expression "not what it's cracked up to be".
The independent writer's life isn't always everything it's cracked up to be.
In bad weather, a sailing cruise isn't what it's cracked up to be.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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cracked — [krækt] adj 1.) something that is cracked has one or more lines on the surface because it is damaged but not completely broken ▪ The mirror was cracked and dirty. ▪ dry, cracked lips ▪ He escaped with a cracked rib and bruising. 2.) someone s… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Cracked — may refer to: Cracked (magazine), American humor magazine that ran from 1958–2007 Cracked.com, American humor web site that resulted from the final attempt to revive the above magazine Cracked (TV series), Australian comedy program See also Crack … Wikipedia
Cracked — (kr[a^]kt), a. 1. Coarsely ground or broken; as, cracked wheat. [1913 Webster] 2. Crack brained. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cracked — cracked; cracked·ness; … English syllables
cracked — [krakt] adj. 1. broken or fractured, usually without complete separation of parts; having a crack or cracks 2. harsh or strident [a cracked voice] 3. Informal mentally unbalanced … English World dictionary
cracked — mid 15c., pp. adj. from CRACK (Cf. crack) (v). Meaning mentally unsound is 17c. (Cf. crack brain crazy fellow ). The equivalent Greek word was used in this sense by Aristophanes … Etymology dictionary
cracked — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having cracks. 2) informal crazy … English terms dictionary
cracked — [[t]kræ̱kt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An object that is cracked has lines on its surface because it is damaged. The ceiling was grey and cracked. ...a cracked mirror. 2) ADJ GRADED A cracked voice or a cracked musical note sounds rough and unsteady. When … English dictionary
cracked — adjective 1 something that is cracked has been damaged and has one or more lines on its surface: cracked cups and saucers | Her skin was cracked and dry. 2 (not before noun) informal someone who is cracked is slightly crazy 3 someone s voice that … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
cracked — /krakt/, adj. 1. broken: a container full of cracked ice. 2. broken without separation of parts; fissured. 3. damaged; injured. 4. Informal. eccentric; mad; daffy: a charming person, but a bit cracked. 5. broken in tone, as the voice. 6. cracked… … Universalium
cracked up — adj. (colloq.) (cannot stand alone) reputed cracked up to be (this hotel is not what it s cracked up to be) * * * (colloq.) (cannot stand alone) [ reputed ] cracked up to be (this hotel is not what it s cracked up to be) … Combinatory dictionary