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  • Don't try this at home
  • Don't try to run before you can walk
  • Don't try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Don't try to walk before you can crawl
  • Dying breed
  • Exert one's authority
  • Eye it try it buy it! ( Chevrolet advertising slogan )
  • Fruits of your labour
  • Give it the old college try
  • Hard labour
  • Has your girl turned into a refrigerator? If her air is arctic, try MUM ( Mum Deodorant advertising slogan )
  • Head like a sieve
  • Home stretch
  • If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
  • If gas pains persist, try Volkswagen ( Volkswagen advertising slogan )
  • Imagine no religion, it's easy if you try
  • Labour in vain
  • Labour intensive
  • Labour of love
  • Labour pains
  • Labour saving device
  • Labour under a misapprehension
  • Last ditch effort
  • Leak like a sieve
  • Let the train take the strain ( British Rail advertising slogan )
  • Loves Labour Lost
  • Memory like a sieve
  • More than flesh and blood can stand
  • Nice try
  • Peer pressure
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Pressure of work
  • Strain every nerve
  • Straining at the leash
  • Stretch a point
  • Stretch limo
  • Stretch your legs
  • Stretch your wings
  • Strike out swinging ( A baseball expression meaning to fail while giving it your best effort )
  • Surface tension
  • Swing for the fences ( A baseball expression meaning try for a substantial gain )
  • The quality of mercy is not strained ( from The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare )
  • These little things are sent to try us
  • This Happy Breed ( David Lean movie )
  • Time pressure
  • To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield ( from a poem by Tennyson )
  • Try A Little Tenderness ( Otis Redding song )
  • Try everything once, except incest and folk dancing ( Sir Thomas Beecham quotation )
  • Try it on the dog
  • Try it, you'll like it ( Alka Seltzer advertising slogan )
  • Try your hand
  • Try your luck
  • Under Pressure ( David Bowie song )
  • Under pressure
  • Want him to be more of a man? Try being more of a woman! ( Coty Perfumes advertising slogan )
  • War of nerves
  • We try harder ( Avis car rental advertising slogan )
  • We're number two. We try harder ( Avis Rent-a-Car advertising slogan )
  • Weather bomb ( a rapidly deepening low pressure area causing severe storms )
  • Why ask why? Try Bud Dry ( Budweiser Earl advertising slogan )
  • You've seen the rest, now try the best

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