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make a stab at (something)
To attempt (to do) something; to take a turn trying (to do) something. Well, I haven't fixed a motor in nearly 10 years, but I'll certainly make a stab at it. You had your chance, now let your sister make a stab at trying to break the piñata.
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make a stab at
Try to do something, as in I don't know the answer but I'll make a stab at it. This expression derives from stab in the sense of "a vigorous thrust." [Late 1800s] Also see make a pass at, def. 2.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a crack at (someone or something)
- a whack at (something)
- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a thing of the past
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- a ghost at the feast
- all right
- (you) wanna make something of it?