give it one's best shot

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give it one's best shot

Make one's hardest or most enthusiastic attempt, as in I don't know if I can do it, but I'll give it my best shot. This expression employs shot in the sense of "attempt," a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
See also: give, shot
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De Coude was the personification of coolness--was he not the best shot in France?
One would think that you were going out to shoot at a target, rather than to face one of the best shots in France.
And Murray is calling on his players to go out and give it their best shot.
But at the same time you have got to go into the tournament with a bit of belief and confi-dence, and give it your best shot.
THE best shot of the royal parents, child and the press was captured by photographer Lewis Whyld, using a camera on the end of a fishing rod.
But he has urged his relatively young and inexperienced line-up to give it their best shot and play with a smile on their faces.
It is a massive honour to be asked to take on such a job with my boyhood club and I will give it my best shot.
I can only focus on getting into the best shape that I can and give it the best shot I can do.
Respondents were asked, "What Republican do you think will have the best shot at the White House in two years, and who do you think will win?
But now he's begging Jen for another chance and he's promising to give the relationship his best shot.
Murray said: "I'm still obviously going to be disappointed but I feel I gave it my best shot.
I'm determined to produce a good run will be giving it best shot.
The winning team in the four-person best shot competition was an out-of-town group of ringers from Omaha, headed by Jeff Kahler of Ayres Kahler, who posted a sparkling, 15-under-par 57
Now when the industry does something they know that it's conforming to the code, not just giving it our best shot.
He said: "Naturally, we will give it our best shot, what Irish club doesn't.