worth a short or worth the shot

I heard this phrase from tv series. Can anyone tell me what it means?
And which one is correct?

thank you


Welcome to the site. The expression you want is ‘worth a shot’ which means worth trying. You might for example see an advertisemnt for a job and you ask a friend if you think it would be a good idea to try and apply for the job. Your friend might agree that it’s a good idea to try for it and say: I certainly think it’s worth a shot.

Hope that helps.


Thank you