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View synonyms for college try

college try

noun

  1. 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.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of college try1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

"Your dad said to give it the old college try," Bud reported.

Men like to see their officers competing and "giving it a good college try" no matter how inept, or clumsy they may be.

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