Meaning of “have/make a stab at sth” in the English Dictionary

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"have/make a stab at sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “have/make a stab at sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)