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    Question Understanding these sayings: Have a shot at, Have a crack at, have a go at...

    Hello,

    I want to know that are these phrases here mean the same:

    Have a shot at, Have a whack at, Have crack at, Have a go at, Take a shot at, Take a crack at and Get a shot at.

    If not, is there any difference between all of them?

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    Default Re: Understanding these sayings: Have a shot at, Have a crack at, have a go at...

    Not in meaning- certain contexts will see certain collocations:

    Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough.

    Here, I would only use 'go'.

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    Question how do these phrases mean?

    Can you tell you what are those phrases mean? Also, I don't quite get what does the sentence that you show me mean.

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    Default Re: how do these phrases mean?

    Try, make an attempt, especially if you don't think you have much chance, but nothing to lose.

    Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough.- Originally this was a chant by British football hooligans, meaning 'come and fight if you think you are strong enough', but it has passed into general use as a way of challenging someone.

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    Default Re: Understanding these sayings: Have a shot at, Have a crack at, have a go at...

    Do all of these phrases also mean have a real chance or possibility of doing something or have a turn at doing something?

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    Default Re: Understanding these sayings: Have a shot at, Have a crack at, have a go at...

    Get a shot = have an opportunity, because you are given it. The others just mean try to me.

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    Question Re: Understanding these sayings: Have a shot at, Have a crack at, have a go at...

    How about this one righ here:

    LAMBEAU
    Sean, you know what the odds are against winning the lottery?

    SEAN
    What? Four to One?

    LAMBEAU
    About 7,000,000 to one.

    SEAN
    I still have a shot.
    TEXT



    Also other one here:

    ANGELA
    No, I liked it. And I still like it. If people I don't even know look at me and want to fuck me, it means I really have a shot at being a model. Which is great, because there's nothing worse in life than being ordinary.


    In this two cases, do they all mean having a real chance or possibility of doing it?

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