try your hand at something

try (one's) hand (at something)

To attempt to do something new; to try something for the first time. I need a new hobby. Maybe I'll try my hand at painting! Thanks for letting Janet come to rugby practice with you. I know she's eager to try her hand.
See also: hand, try

try your hand at something

COMMON If you try your hand at something, you try doing it in order to see whether you are good at it. In his latest book, he tries his hand at fiction. After he left school, he tried his hand at a variety of jobs — bricklayer, baker, coal man.
See also: hand, something, try
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You also get to try your hand at something you were born to do.
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Don't be afraid to try your hand at something you've already failed at.
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