North American informal Open a book and read it; study: they can run with a football or dunk a basketball with little concern whether they ever crack a book
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- Try cracking a book occasionally or move to a country where they make special accommodation for ignorant protesters such as yourself.
- Relax in a hammock, crack a book under a tree, drink iced tea on the front porch.
- There are cheat codes to the universe, as anyone who's cracked a book on differential calculus can tell you.
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