give (something) a fling
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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