take a stab at (doing) something

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take a stab at (doing) something

To attempt (to do) something; to take a turn trying (to do) something. Well, I haven't fixed a motor in nearly 10 years, but I'll certainly take a stab at it. You had your chance, now let your sister take a stab at trying to break the piñata.
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Also, don't shy away from taking a stab at an activity your sib is stunning at just because you're afraid you won't be as stellar.