something your best shot, even if you aren't sure
how to do it.
i.e. Mrs. Victoria Landers' way of saying, "I haven't taught you how to do this, and even if I did, you wouldn't understand it. But anyways, here
you go!" Attempting the "old college try" always results in uncontrolled
rage and frustration rather than learning. This condition is only
augmented by trying to find
help in the textbook, "Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic," possibly the epitome of a horrible
Mrs. Landers: "Just give
it the old college try and you'll learn it."
Disgruntled student: "FUCK YOU MRS. LANDERS. I haven't learned shit
all semester, and doubt I'm going to start learning by giving
it the old college try like your whore ass tells me to." (Flips the bird)