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college try

Informal. maximum effort for success on behalf of one's group, team, alma mater, etc. (usually preceded by the phrase the old):
We may not make the deadline, but we'll give it the old college try.
Origin of college try
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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