take a whack at (someone or something)(redirected from take a whack at doing something)
take a whack at (someone or something)
1. To hit or attempt to hit someone or something with one's fist or some kind of instrument. I took a whack at him for making such a lewd suggestion. Try taking a whack at it—that usually gets the motor running again.
2. 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 take a whack at it. You had your chance trying to break the piñata, now let your sister take a whack at it.
take a whack at someone/something
tv. to hit at someone or something. Jerry got an ax and took a whack at the tree but didn’t do much damage.
take a whack at something
tv. to have a try at something. Why don’t you practice a little while and take a whack at it tomorrow?