do a shot

do a shot

To drink a small amount of alcohol out of a shot glass. (Such a drink is commonly called a "shot.") A: "Come on, do a shot with us!" B: "No thanks, I've had enough to drink."
See also: shot

have/take a ˈshot (at something/at doing something)

(also give something a ˈshot) (informal) try to do something: We all had a shot at solving the riddle.I don’t know if I’ll be any good at editing the newsletter, but I’ll give it a shot.
See also: have, shot, take