• To give it a shot means to attempt to do something.
  • To be given an opportunity and make an effort.
  • To try.

1. I’ve never played tennis before but I’ll give it a shot.

 

2. I don’t know how to cook but I’ll give it a shot.

 

3. It won’t be easy, but you should give it a shot.

 

4. I’ve never been a good dancer but I’d like to give it a shot at least for the wedding.

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Do the unthinkable

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