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try one's hand

try one's hand

Date: Oct 30 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Work

Quote

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“I’d love to try my hand at something else.”

Actor Colin Firth, talking about what he’ll do when he stops acting (BrainyQuote)

Definition

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try to do something for the first time

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Let’s say you’re a famous author. You have written ten books that can be found in English, Spanish, Russian, and thirteen other languages around the world. You spend your days writing, and you spend your nights dreaming about writing. It’s all that you ever do. But in your heart, there is something more that you’ve always wanted to do. What you really want is to try your hand at being a professional singer.

If you want to try your hand at something, you’re interested in trying an activity for the first time. You may believe that you’ll do well, or you may not, but you’re curious enough to try it even if you fail. Anyone can try their hand at something, from babies to grandparents. All that you need is a good attitude!

Actor Colin Firth may act for his whole life, or he may not. Either way, he’d like to try his hand at something different, even for a short time. Change is good, as they say.

What would you like to try your hand at doing?

Examples

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“It’s important to try one’s hand at many things before deciding on a career.”

“I want to try my hand at jewelry making one day.”

“Robert’s going to try his hand at teaching after college.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 To test my skills
by Manu4
ortiz2037 try to do something for the very first time..
by ortiz2037
Hiva Sh giving something (that you've never done before) a try and trying to face and experience new things in order to challenge yourself and your abilities.
by Hiva Sh
a2020 Give something a try.
by a2020
to try doing something for the first time. Example: I might try my hand at a bit of Indian cooking.
by albasel1975
aijaciba Start doing new things.
by aijaciba

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

I’d like to try my hand to open own restaurant or build a windpower station in my country.

08:14 AM May 14 2015 |

nehalmohfouz

Egypt

I want to try my hand at radio podcast


12:26 PM Nov 15 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

i would like to try my hand at modelling or acting. earlier i wasnot sure about it and started working with sth else now i want to try my hand in this atleast once in a life so that i wont have any kind of regret in my life that i should have tried.

07:07 AM Nov 03 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

i want to try my hand at hip hop dancing amd tying the knots!

05:07 PM Nov 01 2014 |

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xingheshouwang

China

I want to try my hand at english studing

10:29 AM Nov 01 2014 |

moonlits

moonlits

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I usually paint and draw with pencil. I’ve also painted oil on canvas. But I’d like to try my hand at other ways of painting such as watercolor or pastel painting. I like to learn to paint in much more different ways.

10:51 PM Oct 30 2014 |

Olivine

Olivine

Indonesia

they said, you never know until you try. I would like to make essential oil blends, floral theme. For fun and curiosity

02:15 PM Oct 30 2014 |

sahar32

sahar32

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

my email address is:


i love getting trips.

11:44 AM Oct 30 2014 |

sahar32

sahar32

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

is there anyone who want to try his/her hand at an advantureous trip?


let me know.

11:28 AM Oct 30 2014 |

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Arlinrat Aui

Thailand

Everything i want i try my hand  to get it in my life i knew…


we was born alone and the end we will gone alone 

10:38 AM Oct 30 2014 |

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ibr20

ibr20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really like try my hand in singing. my voice is great as others say but i never gave this chance to my self to sing  professionaly

10:04 AM Oct 30 2014 |

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hamza1984

hamza1984

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

hi ,


i always try my hand because it is always there is a first time to do any thing . i like try my ome hand special when i am abroud .

07:05 AM Oct 30 2014 |

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buttafly

buttafly

Germany

I often welcomed the thrill of new opportunities throughout my life. Most of the things I did were things I wanted to do, yet more and more are popping up all over the place.
One of those things I’d like to try my hand on is blogging. So far the excuses of ” not having enough time and nothing really to write about” have done a pretty good job to stay away from the blogging community ;)

05:50 AM Oct 30 2014 |

IMOdraude

Brazil

When you are visiting a new Country a good way to learn more about the culture is try your hand at different things, especially those that are particular of this Country.


For instance, in United States, I’ve once try my hand at football (not soccer, but the “american football”). That was fun, despite I couldn’t play well. Also, I try my hand at golf, since there are a lot of golf courts nearby.

02:28 AM Oct 30 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

Actually ,i want to try my hand at painting

02:20 AM Oct 30 2014 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

That would be drawing I want really to know how to do it just for fun.

04:35 AM Oct 29 2014 |

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