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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."
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.