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take (or have) a punt at

Definition of take or have a punt at in English:

Australian /NZ informal Attempt to do (something).
Example sentences
  • Mystic Medusa tells all, and also takes a punt at some eminent personages, including the Pope and the Dalai Lama.
  • He didn't need to laugh at me as I failed to dispossess him, or to use his goalkeeper to run upfield to have a punt at goal.
  • Everyone's having a punt at shattering the race leader on the last real climb of the Tour.
See parent entry: punt

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