give something a whirl


give something a whirl
give something a whirl (informal)
To try something out
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Main Entry:whirl

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give something a whirl informal phrase
to try a new activity

If you don’t like team sports, why not give yoga a whirl?

Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym
Main entry: whirl

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informal give something a try

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give (something) a whirl
informal : to attempt or try (something)

He thought he'd give acting a whirl. [=he thought he'd try acting; he thought he'd try to become an actor]

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Main Entry:whirl

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give sth a ˈwhirl idiom
(informal) to try sth to see if you like it or can do it

I'm not sure I'll like skiing, but I'll give it a whirl.

Main entry:whirlidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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