Words of the Week – take a stab at
To take a stab at means to attempt to complete a task without significant guidance.
You’ll hear this term most often in team situations. A team leader delegating a task might say, “Why don’t you take a stab at it? If you have questions, I’ll be here to help.” This phrase also works if you want to volunteer for something by saying, “I’ll take a stab at it.”
Americans also use “take a shot at” the same way.