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(one's) best shot

The utmost of one's effort, ability, or determination spent attempting to do something. I gave writing my best shot, but I just don't think I can make a career out of it. That was our best shot—let's hope it was enough to fix things.
See also: shot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

one's best shot

Fig. one's best attempt (at something). That was his best shot, but it wasn't good enough. I always try to give something my best shot.
See also: shot
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

one’s best shot

n. one’s best attempt (at something). That was his best shot, but it wasn’t good enough.
See also: shot
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Kempton plays to his strengths and, while in the eyes of some people he has it to prove on Friday, he'll be ready to give it his best shot - every bit as ready as he was this time last year.
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"Obviously I'm not going to leave my chin hanging out to be hit, but I believe I can take his best shots and fire straight back.
These gains would come solely from his best shots. Had he not found them, the gains shown would have been left on the table.