|give it a rest
||do not say that anymore, stop complaining
||Give it a rest, eh. All you talk about is religion.
|give it a whirl
||try to do something, try your hand at
||When I saw the others dancing, I decided to give it a whirl.
|give it all you've got
||try very hard, do all you can
||When I say "push," give it all you've got.
|give it the once-over
||look at it quickly, do a hasty job, a lick and a promise
||We drove by the house and gave it the once-over. It looks nice!
|give it to him
||lecture him or hit him, tell him off
||If he touches me again, I'm really going to give it to him!
|give it to me straight
||give me the facts, do not beat around the bush
||"I have some bad news, man." "Tell me. Give it to me straight."
|give it your best shot
||do the best you can, try your hardest
||If you want to win, you have to give it your best shot.
|give me a bad time
||tease me, bug me, give me a rough time (see give you a rough time)
||I wish you wouldn't give me a bad time about my low grades.
|give me a break
||give me a chance to win, gimme a break
||When we play tennis, give me a break. Don't play your best.
|give me a call
||phone me, ring me
||I'll give you a call when I have a minute. I have your number.