give (something) (one's) best shot

When you "give something your best shot", it means that you try as hard as you can to do it, even though you're probably going to fail:

A: I can't do it. I'm not good at this kind of thing.

B: That's OK. Just give it your best shot.

People usually use this expression to talk about someone trying, but failing, to do something hard.

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