Have-a-go meaning

Daring, courageous, particularly in the face of unexpected adversity.
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(intransitive, informal) To make an attempt; to try.

I've never tried karate before, but I'm willing to have a go.

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(intransitive, informal, idiomatic, UK) To attack (physically).

I heard you had a go at Jack the other night.

Yes, we had a go.

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(intransitive, informal, idiomatic, UK) To tell off (especially unnecessarily or excessively), to criticise.

My teacher had a go at me earlier, just for missing one sodding homework. I was fuming.

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