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take (or have) a punt at

have a go at; attempt. Australian & New Zealand informal
1998 Times: Magazine However cheerfully positive I can be about the future, the man from the Pru isn't going to take a punt on me living the full term.
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punt

(pənt)
in. to do something different in a pinch; to improvise. (From the act of kicking the ball in order to gain ground in football.) Everyone expected me to lose my temper, so I punted. I cried instead of getting mad.
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Unlike other instructional videos, KICK, PUNT AND TRAIN LIKE A PRO provides multiple camera angles, multiple specialists, and current applications in the world of kicking and punting for the viewer.
Read said the punting part of special teams play "is the most complicated.
2003 Punting Statistics: It was our first season to use this punt formation along with its fakes and adjustments.
When he arrived at UCLA, Kluwe began punting balls from midfield out of the end zone, over a 60-foot screen that borders the practice field and onto the roof of Pauley Pavilion.
The failed execution was mostly punter Chris Kluwe not punting in the intended spot.
Malone also needs some punts to make sure he qualifies for the NCAA punting title.
Realizing that punting was his best ticket to a college scholarship, Malone took to it.
2 yards per try, and were sixth in net punting with an average of 36.
USC's Tom Malone ranks 12th nationally in punting, but he already has written himself off for having any chance of finishing in the top 10.
1) Tom Malone's punting average dropped more than five yards from last season, partly because the junior got so few opportunities.
Stat check: Walk-on punter Taylor Odegard couldn't resist checking the NCAA statistics this week and was stunned to see his lone punt against Hawaii helped the Trojans rank 11th in the nation in net punting.
The punting game is a small but essential element in the total preparation of a team.