give it one's best shot

give it one's best shot informal do the best that one can.
Main Entry: shot

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  • give it one's best shot — verb To make ones best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible. I didnt win the contest, but I sure gave it my best shot …   Wiktionary

  • give it one's best shot — informal do the best that one can. → shot …   English new terms dictionary

  • give it one's best shot — informal do the best that one can …   Useful english dictionary

  • one’s best shot — n. one’s best attempt (at something). □ That was his best shot, but it wasn’t good enough. □ I always try to give something my best shot …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shot — Ⅰ. shot [1] ► NOUN 1) the firing of a gun or cannon. 2) a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot. 3) a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to score. 4) informal an attempt… …   English terms dictionary

  • shot — shot1 noun 1》 the firing of a gun or cannon.     ↘a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot.     ↘a critical or aggressive remark. 2》 a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to …   English new terms dictionary

  • shot — I. /ʃɒt / (say shot) noun 1. the discharge or a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc. 2. the range of the discharge, or the distance covered by the missile in its flight. 3. an attempt to hit with a projectile discharged from a gun or the like. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • One Tree Hill (season 9) — One Tree Hill: Season 9 Promotional poster for season 9 Country of origin United States No. of episodes …   Wikipedia

  • best — [adj1] most excellent 10*, A 1*, ace, bad*, beyond compare, boss*, capital, champion, chief, choicest, cool*, culminating, finest, first, first class, first rate, foremost, greatest, highest, incomparable, inimitable, leading, matchless,… …   New thesaurus

  • shot — shot1 [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gun)¦ 2¦(bullets)¦ 3¦(attempt to score)¦ 4¦(photograph)¦ 5¦(film/tv)¦ 6¦(attempt)¦ 7 give something your best shot 8 be a long shot 9 a 10 to 1 shot/50 to 1 shot etc 10 a shot in the dark …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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