(one's) best shot

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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.
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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.
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one’s best shot

n. one’s best attempt (at something). That was his best shot, but it wasn’t good enough.
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The Olongapo-born son of a former US Navy sailor and his Filipino wife, the former Maria Brosas, said it doesn't matter if he races with the big names in his heat as long as 'I stick to my pace and give it my best shot in the last 100 meters.'
Chris Evans quit Top Gear claiming "I gave it my best shot but that's not enough".
Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough."
"I can understand when you get to a certain age, you think: 'I've given it my best shot.' It's 66 days away from home without pay.
I am not complaining as I believe now is my opportunity and I shall give it my best shot.
"It is a massive honour to be asked to take on such a job with my boyhood club and I will give it my best shot."
"It's extra special to compete in the first event and I'll give it my best shot."
"That's all I can do, I can only give it my best shot. I can only focus on getting into the best shape that I can and give it the best shot I can do.
"I want to give it my best shot and not have any regrets later in life.
Murray said: "I'm still obviously going to be disappointed but I feel I gave it my best shot.
"To win a British title would be fantastic and I will give it my best shot," said Wrexham-based Loucks.
Jo Pavey "will definitely be giving it my best shot"
Rea said: "I'm going to give it my best shot and try to make a superbike podium for the first time." In qualifying, he was just 0.038 of Rizla Suzuki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.
I'm excited by the competition that I'll be facing and am going to give it my best shot - Britain needs another win.'
It's a tall task, but I will be giving it my best shot.''