have a fling at (something)

Definition of have a fling at (something)

:to try (something) without being very serious about it or without worrying about whether or not it will succeed
  • He had a brief fling at starting his own business.

Word by Word Definitions

fling play
  1. : to move in a brusque or headlong manner

  2. : to kick or plunge vigorously

  3. : caper

  1. : an act or instance of flinging

  2. : a casual try or involvement

  3. : a casual or brief love affair

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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