have a bash

Have a bash
If you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • have a bash — (informal) 1. To have a try 2. To make an attempt (at) • • • Main Entry: ↑bash * * * have a bash british informal phrase to try to do something have a bash at …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a bash at — Brit informal : to try or attempt (something) I ve never done it before, but I ll have a bash at it. • • • Main Entry: ↑bash …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a bash — British & Australian, informal to try to do something, or to try an activity that you have not tried before. I thought I d have a bash at fixing the washing machine tonight. (often + at) I ve never programmed a video before but I ll have a bash… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a bash — British informal to try to do something have a bash at: I d always wanted to have a bash at writing …   English dictionary

  • have a bash —    If you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn t much chance of success.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have a bash (at something) — have a bash (at sth) idiom (BrE, informal) to try to do sth, especially when you are not sure if you will succeed • I m not sure I ll be any good but I ll have a bash. Main entry: ↑bashidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bash — informal ► VERB 1) strike hard and violently. 2) (bash out) produce rapidly and carelessly. ► NOUN 1) a heavy blow. 2) a party or social event. 3) Brit. an attempt: she ll have a bash at anything …   English terms dictionary

  • bash — [bash] vt. [echoic; akin to or < ? ON * basca, to strike] Informal 1. to strike with a violent blow; smash (in) 2. to attack or abuse, as with blows or with words n. 1. Informal a violent blow ☆ 2. Slang a gala event or party have a bash at …   English World dictionary

  • bash — [[t]bæ̱ʃ[/t]] bashes, bashing, bashed 1) N COUNT A bash is a party or celebration, especially a large one held by an official organization or attended by famous people. [INFORMAL] He threw one of the biggest showbiz bashes of the year as a 36th… …   English dictionary

  • bash — bash1 [bæʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from the sound of hitting] 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition, T] to hit someone or something hard, in a way that causes pain or damage ▪ Someone bashed him on the back of his head. ▪ Police bashed …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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