give (someone or something) a chance

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give (someone or something) a chance

1. To allow or grant someone the opportunity to do something. If you would just give me a chance, I know I would be a great asset to the company.
2. To take time to try or get to know someone or something before dismissing them or it; to give someone or something a fair and thorough consideration before making a judgment. Come on, give Matt a chance—he's really a nice guy. You've only been at your new job three days, so you should give it a chance before making any drastic decisions.
See also: chance, give

Give me a chance!

 
1. Please give me an opportunity to do something! Mary: I just know I can do it. Oh, please give me a chance! Sue: All right. Just one more chance. Bob: Do you think you can do it? Jane: Oh, I know I can. Just give me a chance!
2. Please give me a fair chance and enough time to complete the task. Alice: Come on! I need more time to finish the test. Give me a chance! Teacher: Would another ten minutes help? Bob: You missed that one! Bill: You moved it! There was no way I could hit it. Give me a chance! Hold it still!
See also: give