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попытка не пытка

погов there's no harm in asking/trying

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И, может, даже проиграет, ну, да все равно попытка не пытка
he said it was a sort of bet reely, and very likely he'd lose; but never mind that, he wanted to try.
Уэллс, Герберт / Война в воздухеWells, Herbert George / The war in the air
The war in the air
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Война в воздухе
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Правда, в моем распоряжении всего лишь две недели, но попытка - не пытка!"
I have only a fortnight, to be sure, but there is no harm in trying."
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ярмарка тщеславияThackeray, William Makepeace / Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 2001
Ярмарка тщеславия
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976

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попытка не пытка
there's no harm in asking/trying

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  1. 1.

    worth a shot

    translation added by Роман Клименков
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  2. 2.

    there's no harm in asking (trying)

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  3. 3.

    You never know what you can do till you try. - Попытка не пытка (Всегда надо пробовать, а вдруг получится).

    translation added by Alina Gaponova
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