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Difference between Get a shot at something and Give something a shot

get a shot at something

1. shoot at smth.:

  • The buck was partly hidden. I couldn’t get a shot at it.

2. (coll.) attempt to do smth. new or unfamiliar:

  • I’m anxious to get a shot at this early project that Tim worked on.

give something a shot— = get a shot at something 2:

  • Is anyone else willing to give this problem a shot in the meantime?