give it a shot | give it a whirl

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This page is about the idiom give it a shot | give it a whirl.

Meaning: If you give something a shot, or give it a whirl, you try doing something for the first time, usually for fun.

For example:

  • I've never tried playing golf, but I'd like to give it a shot.

  • Mark asked some guys riding skateboards if he could borrow one and give it a whirl.

Quick Quiz:

Fabio said, "I'd really like to give that a shot," when he saw somebody

a. being arrested by the police

b. waiting for a bus

c. riding a horse

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Contributor: Matt Errey