college try
noun Etymology: from the phrase “give it the old college try Date: 1927 a zealous all-out effort

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • college try — n. Informal an enthusiastic attempt that utilizes all one s energy and resources …   English World dictionary

  • college try — col′lege try′ n. inf Informal. a maximum effort (usu. prec. by the old): We may not win, but let s give it the old college try[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • college try — Informal. maximum effort for success on behalf of one s group, team, alma mater, etc. (usually prec. by the phrase the old): We may not make the deadline, but we ll give it the old college try. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • college try — noun : a zealous all out uninhibited effort for complete success without expedient compromise an outfielder making the old college try for a low liner …   Useful english dictionary

  • old college try — {n. phr.} An attempt to win a favor from another by mentioning the fact that one had gone to the same college or university as the party from whom the favor is requested. * /Since he needed a job, he decided to use the old college try when he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old college try — {n. phr.} An attempt to win a favor from another by mentioning the fact that one had gone to the same college or university as the party from whom the favor is requested. * /Since he needed a job, he decided to use the old college try when he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The College Try (The O.C. episode) — Infobox Television episode Colour = #ffaa44 Series = The O.C. Title = The College Try Season = 3 (2005 2006) Caption = Episode = 22 Airdate = April 20, 2006 (FOX) Writer = J. J. Philbin Director = Tony Wharmby Production = 2T6272 Prev = The Dawn… …   Wikipedia

  • old\ college\ try — n. phr. An attempt to win a favor from another by mentioning the fact that one had gone to the same college or university as the party from whom the favor is requested. Since he needed a job, he decided to use the old college try when he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the old college try — a good effort, trying hard like a college student    Let s give it the old college try, boys. We can win this boat race! …   English idioms

  • old college try — noun A vigorous, committed attempt or effort. Those who have seen Ruth make the old college try understand that some professionals play with a spiritual fervor which is supposed to be the amateurs prerogative …   Wiktionary

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