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    explain this idiom please

    dear teacher, explain please, 1. take a swing at sb/sth


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    Re: explain this idiom please

    as aleady explained on 29-Jul-2005 by Marylin

    to take a swing at sb means to hit sy

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    Re: explain this idiom please

    To take a swing at somebody is to try to hit that person. You might not actually make contact, but you make a serious effort to do so. Anybody who takes a swing at somebody is not fooling around.

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    Re: explain this idiom please

    To me the expression also means "to make a serious effort, to give it a try."

    I'm not sure I have the experience to be manager, but I'll take a swing at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    To take a swing at somebody is to try to hit that person. You might not actually make contact, but you make a serious effort to do so. Anybody who takes a swing at somebody is not fooling around.

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    Re: explain this idiom please

    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    To me the expression also means "to make a serious effort, to give it a try."

    I'm not sure I have the experience to be manager, but I'll take a swing at it.

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    That's a new one on me, but I have heard take a crack at it and have a go at it.

    ~R

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    Re: explain this idiom please

    Right, and perhaps even more common, "take a stab at it."
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    That's a new one on me, but I have heard take a crack at it and have a go at it.

    ~R

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