have a bash at something

have a bash at (doing) (something)

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

have a bash at (doing) something

(British English, spoken) make an attempt at something: I’m going to have a bash at fixing the car myself.
See also: bash, have, something