Unless you see it for what it is: another stick to whack that horse with.
I feel like I took a whack at it, it worked out, so I feel like I won that bet and want to move on to different things.
Say the Democrats: When all else fails, whack them on Social Security.
“Everything” might not be an implausible answer, but Newt jumped in to deflect the question before she could take a whack at it.
So should we whack ESPN for hopping in bed with a basketball player?
After a time we heard the whack of his implement; then after another long time we heard it whack again.
Then the tailor threw a stone at the other giant and hit him a whack on the chin.
Up flew the poker, and down it descended with a whack, upon—vacancy!
If you hear a frog say anything improper you fetch him a whack.
You've 'ad your whack out of it, and now we wants to have hourn.
"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
Worthless; stupid; ''wimpish'': You'll have to deal with some really wack people
[probably echoic; in second verb sense, the use of whacks, ''any form of force,'' is attested among Chicago gunmen in 1932]
According to arch-hacker James Gosling, to "...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works." (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all "stderr" writes to "stdout" writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.