Meaning of not for lack (or want) of trying in English:

not for lack (or want) of trying

phrase

  • Used to express that considerable effort has been exerted even though success has not been attained.

    ‘the band never quite gets it together, but it's not for lack of trying’
    • ‘Those commitments that I haven't been able to keep, it's not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘I still haven't won a round, but it's not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘He may not be a household name, but that's not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘This plan also failed, but not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘It may be a poor film, but not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘The legendary shaft and cavern have not been found either, though not for lack of trying.’
    • ‘My wife and I have been together for 27 years and have no children, not for want of trying.’
    • ‘There are flicks I still haven't seen, not for want of trying.’
    • ‘If he failed in this agenda, it was not for want of trying.’