give it (one's) best shot

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give it (one's) best shot

To put forth one's best effort in an attempt to do or accomplish something. Henry gave it his best shot, but the board still denied his proposal.
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give it one's best shot

Make one's hardest or most enthusiastic attempt, as in I don't know if I can do it, but I'll give it my best shot. This expression employs shot in the sense of "attempt," a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
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give it your best shot

try as hard as you can to do something. informal
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give it your best ˈshot

try as hard as you can to do or achieve something: I probably won’t win the game, but I’ll give it my best shot.
See also: give, shot