give (something) a shot


: to try to do (something)
You should give painting a shot.

Examples of give (something) a shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Netflix wanted to reverse its plummeting subscriber count, and give a shot in the arm to its streaming trends in one fell swoop? Andy Meek, BGR, 12 July 2022 Try a few improv games and even give a shot at an improv scene. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2022 The country’s caseload was among the lowest in Europe, and nearly 80 percent of the country had been vaccinated, leaving few eligible people to give a shot to. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Above all, two key shows taking place in October will give a shot in the arm to the city’s independent gallery scene. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Four full months into the distribution of the new coronavirus vaccine, enough of the drug from three manufacturers is on hand that many providers are dropping requirements for appointments and will give a shot to anyone who walks in. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 26 Apr. 2021 Some sites will only vaccinate teachers over 50, and others will give a shot to any teacher. Lois K. Solomon,, 15 Mar. 2021 Oregon is about to give a shot in the arm to its seniors, but Gov. Kate Brown cautioned Oregonians on Friday the process may require a lot of patience. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 8 Feb. 2021

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“Give (something) a shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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