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Here goes nothing

DEFINITION

Wary attempt. Warning that something may or may not work.¬† ‘Here goes’ means you are starting something, such as turning on a machine or attempting a new activity; ‘nothing’ implies that all the work heretofore to make it work may be for naught.

“OK I tried to fix your vacuum cleaner and not sure if it will work, but let’s plug it in and here goes nothing.”

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