English version

not for want of (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot for want of (doing) somethingnot for want of (doing) somethingTRY TO DO OR GET somethingused to say that even though something did not happen or succeed, it was not because you did not try hard enough or have what you needed Well, if he doesn’t get the job it won’t be for want of trying! want
Examples from the Corpus
not for want of (doing) somethingIt is not for want of encouragement.This is not for want of official concern by education commissions, curriculum projects and national ministries.This is not for want of talent or know-how.I never read any of them although it was not for want of trying.
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