Definition of give it one's best shot in US English:

give it one's best shot


  • Do the best that one can.

    • ‘I don't mind losing as long as you give it your best shot.’
    • ‘He said: ‘I am giving it my best shot and hoping that we raise as much money as possible so we can help find a cure for Lily quickly.’’
    • ‘That's not to say we won't be giving it our best shot.’
    • ‘It will be difficult as there is only a team of three, but I will be giving it my best shot.’
    • ‘I'm not so bothered about the result as long as we perform well and everybody gives it their best shot.’
    • ‘The boys are confident and ready to give it their best shot.’
    • ‘He takes a deep breath and gives it his best shot.’
    • ‘Go out there and win or at least give it your best shot.’
    • ‘This may well prove then to be a complete waste of time, but go out there and give it your best shot.’
    • ‘You can only give it your best shot and if the critics don't like it, that's too bad.’