try your hand at something

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.
See also: hand, try

try your hand at something

COMMON If you try your hand at something, you try doing it in order to see whether you are good at it. In his latest book, he tries his hand at fiction. After he left school, he tried his hand at a variety of jobs — bricklayer, baker, coal man.
See also: hand, something, try
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You are ready to try your hand at something new but you are nervous at the same time.
You might also want to try your hand at something entirely different.
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There will be lots of displays and demonstrations and a chance to try your hand at something new.
You can find information on a variety of areas that may strike your fancy -- or perhaps try your hand at something new.
You also get to try your hand at something you were born to do.
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It's in some ways a lower riskto just try your hand at something that doesn't need to be reviewed favorably to have a life."
Try your hand at something artistic from painting to cuisine to drama.
A break in your routine should make a welcome change and you have the chance to try your hand at something new.
Don't hesitate to try your hand at something new if the opportunity arises.
Whether it's that promotion you were looking for or a chance to try your hand at something new, for most of us getting more from our career is a must.
They have shown how being famous for one thing makes you qualified to try your hand at something else - no matter how different.