try your hand

try (one's) hand (at something)

To attempt to do something new; to try something for the first time. I need a new hobby. Maybe I'll try my hand at painting! Thanks for letting Janet come to rugby practice with you. I know she's eager to try her hand.
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try your hand

see how skilful you are, especially at the first attempt.
1994 John Barth Once Upon a Time Since such dreaminess appeared to be my nature…why didn't I try my hand at writing fiction?
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try your ˈhand (at something/doing something)

try something for the first time, for example a skill or a sport: I’ve always wanted to try my hand at golf.
See also: hand, try
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References in classic literature ?
You can try your hand upon she," he pursued, nodding to the nearest cow.
"Why don't you try your hand at it yourself, Anne?"
If you're not quite sure but would like to try your hand at mixing styles up, this project may be right up your alley.
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"They are the perfect way to try your hand at something new in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
And for budding Jamie Olivers, why not try your hand at Cooking for Christmas or Curries and Casseroles?
There are a selection of various crafts to try your hand at.
Try your hand at meteorology, the study and prediction of weather to decide.
And if you'd like to try your hand at making Tuscan cuisine, enroll in Lorenza de'Medici's famed cooking school, located on the Badia a Coltibuono wine estate, also near Siena.
You may also want to try your hand at writing your own psalms as another exercise of prayer." (CRC Publications, 1997)
Try your hand at the following question -- then turn to page 46 to see how your response compares with that of the IABC ethics committee.
And for budding Jamie Olivers, why not try your hand at Mediterranean Cookery or the Essential Food Hygiene?
Now try your hand at inventing an Earth-friendly gadget.
try your hand at writing one for this picture of a pig getting a helping hand with sun protection during this week's heatwave.