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Dictionary of American idioms
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A for effort

*an A for effort
Fig. acknowledgement for having tried to do something, even if it was not successful. (*Typically: get \A for effort; give someone \A for effort.) •

The plan didn't work, but I'll give you an A for effort for trying.

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