have a lash at (something)

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have a lash at (something)

To try something (often for the first time). Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. A: "Do you want to try driving my car, to see how you like it?" B: "Yeah, sure, I'll have a lash at it." I don't usually like hot tea, but it's so cold out that I had a lash at it today.
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have a lash at something

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you have a lash at something, you attempt to do it. He had been climbing for years and decided to have a lash at Everest.
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have a lash at

make an attempt at; have a go at. Australian & New Zealand
See also: have, lash