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have/make a stab at sth

informal
to attempt to do something although you are not likely to be very successful: I'd never tried snorkelling before but I had a stab at it while I was in Greece.
Translations of “have/make a stab at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試圖做,嘗試(成功希望不大的事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试图做,尝试(成功希望不大的事)…
(Definition of have/make a stab at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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