give (something) a fling

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Definition of give (something) a fling

: to try (something) without being very serious about it or without worrying about whether or not it will succeed He had always thought about starting his own business, and he decided to give it a fling.

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“Give (something) a fling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20a%20fling. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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