Phrase of the day

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26th January 2020

Give it a go

We use this expression to say we will try something for the first time, even if it is unusual, or to encourage someone else to do something.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Do you think I could ride a horse? I've never tried.
Give it a go - you might like it.
Example 2
Have you ever played underwater hockey?
No, but I'd be happy to give it a go. It sounds like fun.