it is not for lack/want of trying

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Definition of it is not for lack/want of trying

used to say that someone's lack of success is not due to a failure to try to succeed He still hasn't found a job, but it is not for lack/want of trying.

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“It is not for lack/want of trying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it%20is%20not%20for%20lack%2Fwant%20of%20trying. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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