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Chiefly in:   try one's hat at sth.

Classification: English – questionable

Spotted in the wild:

  • I’m ready to breakout some feathers and beading needles and try my hat at making avian-inspired accessories! (link)
  • The boys caught glimpse of a mako feeding on the carcass so they tried their hat at baiting hook (with swordfish meat of course) and set about trying to feed the mako. (link)
  • First up, married participants Tracy and John try their hat at performing for the lens. Note: The participants perform naked. CW. (link)

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An idiom-related eggcorn that probably involves a [blend](itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/l…) with _wear one’s X hat_.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/06/25 |


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    Commentary by Q. Pheevr , 2005/06/25 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder whether the idiom throw one’s hat into the ring is also an influence here. (I have no specific evidence for it, but it involves hats and the notion of trying, so it might be relevant.)

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