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give something one's best shot

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give something one's best shot

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To try one's hardest; do the best one can; BUST one's ASS: For three months, they had given it their best shot/ Anyway, I gave it my best shot/ The whole thing is not easy. But you must give it your best shot/ This house was built for himself by Bruant. Naturally enough, he gave it his best shot (1840+)

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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