give it a shot

give it a shot

To try something (often for the first time as a means of forming an opinion about it). A: "Do you want to try driving my car, to see how you like it?" B: "Yeah, sure, I'll give it a shot." I don't usually like hot tea, but it's so cold out that I gave it a shot today.
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While I trust the R&A's decision was made with good intentions, I could not disagree more with their conclusions." Daly added he still intends to "give it a shot" at Portrush.
By the end of the summer, I'll be totally fluent!" b) "Wow--I never really thought about getting a new language down but, hey, I'll give it a shot." c) "Mastering all that vocab?
Be honest with yourself--want to sew your own clothes but never had The guts to give it a shot? By all means, go for it.