Definition of college try in English:

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college try

noun

A sincere effort or attempt at performing a difficult, or seemingly impossible, task: the chances of overturning this decision are slim, but the Democrats will give it the old college try
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  • I saw that it featured some Nancy numbers with LEE HAZLEWOOD, and being an admirer of the latter & his duets with the former, I gave it the old college try.
  • You can't say he isn't giving it the old college try though.
  • He gave it the college try, but… things just didn't jell for him here.
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