give something a shot


give something a shot
give (something) a shot informal have a shot at (something) - to try to do something, often for the first time.

I've never been ice skating but I'll give it a shot.


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  • give it a shot — verb Try or attempt (something). I don’t think it will work, but I suppose you could give it a shot …   Wiktionary

  • give it best shot — give it (your) best shot to do something as well as you possibly can, although you are not sure whether you will be able to succeed. Greg will be a tough opponent to beat, but I ll give it my best shot …   New idioms dictionary

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  • give something a whirl — give (something) a whirl to try something. Tan had given up technical writing to give fiction a whirl. Usage notes: often used in the form give it a whirl: We ve always wanted to take a cruise in the Caribbean, so we decided to give it a whirl.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a shot — give (something) a shot informal have a shot at (something) to try to do something, often for the first time. I ve never been ice skating but I ll give it a shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • give a whirl — give (something) a whirl to try something. Tan had given up technical writing to give fiction a whirl. Usage notes: often used in the form give it a whirl: We ve always wanted to take a cruise in the Caribbean, so we decided to give it a whirl.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give it a whirl — give it a shot/whirl informal to attempt to do something. I ve never danced Salsa before but I ll give it a shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gun)¦ 2¦(bullets)¦ 3¦(attempt to score)¦ 4¦(photograph)¦ 5¦(film/tv)¦ 6¦(attempt)¦ 7 give something your best shot 8 be a long shot 9 a 10 to 1 shot/50 to 1 shot etc 10 a shot in the dark …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — shot1 [ ʃat ] adjective never before noun INFORMAL injured, damaged, or destroyed: The bones in her wrist were shot. shot to pieces/hell (=severely damaged or completely destroyed): My nerves are completely shot to pieces. be shot through with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English