worth a try

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worth a try (not comparable)

  1. deserving of an attempt.
    When the inspectors boarded the train and I didn't have a ticket, I thought it was worth a try to pretend I didn't speak English.
    I'm not sure this will work, but it's worth a try.

Usage notes[edit]

This is used either for past actions whose initial aim failed, or for future actions that may not be successful.