take a stab at

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take a stab at (third-person singular simple present takes a stab at, present participle taking a stab at, simple past took a stab at, past participle taken a stab at)

  1. (idiomatic) To attempt or try.
    Would you like to take a stab at explaining the theory?
  2. (idiomatic) To guess.
    I'll take a stab at the answer, but I don't really know for sure.