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try to top that one!When one excels often and in a high degree, there is naturally a strong feeling of achievement. The proud winner may chide and challenge his associates and peers.Rate it:

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give something a tryTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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try onBy wearing it.Rate it:

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don't try this at homeA caution that the activity being described or demonstrated is not safe.Rate it:

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don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggsDon't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.Rate it:

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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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old college tryA vigorous, committed attempt or effort.Rate it:

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try as one mayhowever hard one tries; despite one's best effortsRate it:

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try as one mightAlternative form of try as one mayRate it:

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try it onTo test someone to see how much bad behaviour they will tolerate; to try to deceive someone to see how gullible they are.Rate it:

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try it onTo try to start a sexual relationship.Rate it:

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try one's handTo attempt a skill, craft, or trade.Rate it:

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try one's luckTo make a risky attempt.Rate it:

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try outTo test something in order to see if it works.Rate it:

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try outTo undergo a test before being selected for a team etc.Rate it:

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try out one's own chopsTo produce one's own records with one's own vocals.Rate it:

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try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".Rate it:

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try to get someone 'off'Plead for leniency, assume an advocacy position, request to be excused, ask to have the misdemeanor overlooked.Rate it:

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just sayingUsed after informing somebody of something that may be offensive to try and soften the blowRate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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run forTo try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process.Rate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.Rate it:

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angle forTo try to obtain something by subtle indirect means. Political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to obtain.Rate it:

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take a crack atTo attempt or try.Rate it:

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third time's a charmOne is sure to succeed at a task or event on the third try.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to capture.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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have a stabTo make an attempt, a try.Rate it:

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what dogWhen thy try to arceth upRate it:

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apply oneselfTo put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.Rate it:

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ask fortry to obtain by requestingRate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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Blind Leading the BlindUninformed people, who try to lead or inform others, or it is about someone, who is not well equipped but wants to educate othersRate it:

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break intoTo try to start in a profession or business.Rate it:

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buck forTo strive for persistently; to try hard to obtain (a promotion, raise, etc.).Rate it:

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cast aboutTo try to find; look around; search; meditate.Rate it:

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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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check throughTo inspect something, often to try to find errors, problems, etc.Rate it:

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come atTo accept (a situation); to agree to do; to try. Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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dig deepTry especially hard.Rate it:

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do one's damnedestTo do one's utmost; to make every effort or to try every possible approach or way.Rate it:

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do one's darnedestTo do one's utmost; to make every effort or to try every possible approach or way.Rate it:

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dog eat dogRuthlessly acquisitive or competitive. Describes a business or other set of circumstances where people try to succeed at the expense of other people.Rate it:

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einmal ist keinmalOne time won’t hurt; just try itRate it:

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feel outTo try to ascertain a person's point of view, or the nature of a situation, by cautious and subtle means.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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fish for complimentsTo try to induce someone to make a compliment.Rate it:

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