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Synonyms for crack-up

a mental or physical breakdown

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That may explain how, when the crack-ups of the 1960s and adverse political currents helped usher in a new, tougher era for liberalism, Rauh found it easier than many compatriots to carry on the unfashionable work of principled progressive advocacy.
A complete nonstarter for ex-"Saturday Night Live" regular Jimmy Fallon's movie career, buddy-cop pic stuffs enough car chases and crack-ups in 90-plus minutes to draw strong crowds in opening five-day slot.
Impossible to price up because of his recent well-documented mental crack-ups, the Dane could be massive at 50-1 for those who fancy chancing their arm.
As the Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences continue to play out the dramaturgy of their mid-summer crack-ups, college sport is sitting uneasily by waiting for the final act to unfold.