give something a whirl
Make a brief or experimental try, as in I've never made a pie but I'll give it a whirl. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby give something a whirl
give someone his or her due, give someone his or her head, give someone the air, give someone the evil eye, give someone the once-over, give something a whirl, give thanks for small blessings, give than to receive, It is more blessed to, give the back of one's hand, give the benefit of the doubt, give the business
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