it is not for lack/want of trying

Definition of it is not for lack/want of trying

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be deficient or missing

    :  to be short or have need of something

    :  to stand in need of :  suffer from the absence or deficiency of

  1. :  the fact or state of being wanting or deficient

    :  something that is lacking or is needed

  1. :  to be needy or destitute

    :  to have or feel need

    :  to be necessary or needed

  1. :  deficiency, lack

    :  grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

    :  something wanted :  need, desire

  1. :  severely straining the powers of endurance

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to cast off or become cast off

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